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A guide for new chicken parents! Everything you need to know to get started, including recommended products and medical knowledge to feel like an "almost" pro!

Jun 15, 2022 Christie Denham

New to chickens? I bet you have lots of questions? Let me start off by saying chickens are one of the easier farm animals to own once they reach laying age. They do have their challenges, but being knowledgable of what chickens need helps to have the best overall experience with raising chickens. 

I want to raise my chicks to be friendly and sweet with me. How can I do this?

Jun 15, 2022 Christie Denham

I am an absolute sucker for sweet chickens. I just love their affection and how much they love getting mine! It's absolutely adorable! Who ever said chickens don't have personality, never had chickens or cared enough to get to know them. 

How do I set up a grow out pen?

Jun 13, 2022 Christie Denham

Your chicks are getting bigger and ready to graduate to a grow out pen. How chickciting! But, what exactly is a grow out pen and how should one be set up?

How do I set up a brooder for my baby chicks?

Jun 13, 2022 Christie Denham

So you're going to be a chick parent and need to get their living space set up. I can help with that. 

How much protein should I feed my laying chickens?

Jun 13, 2022 Christie Denham

Too much protein is consequential to the health of your chickens. That can result in kidney failure. Protein should be fed in accordance to breed, age and health needs. Too little can lead to improper growth, muscle issues, reduced egg laying. 

How to raise friendly Roosters.

May 15, 2022 Christie Denham

Are roosters even friendly? Yes, they absolutely can be if raised properly. Now don't get confused that a friendly rooster is not going to protect its flock. Raising friendly roosters does not mean that we are removing all instincts to be protectors out of them. We absolutely do not want useless rooster either. 

I want to learn more about supplemental lighting for my chickens.

May 09, 2022 Christie Denham

When fall is on its way we start to wonder what that means for you chicken's egg production. Will they stop laying, slow down laying, or keep laying? These are good questions to ask and be prepared for in advance.

What temperature is adequate warmth per age for chicks?

May 03, 2022 Christie Denham

The right was to set up the brooder temperature is commonly misunderstood. While most people understand that chicks need to be in temperatures according to these temperature guidelines:

When can I put my chicks outside and/or with the adult chickens?

Apr 24, 2022 Christie Denham

Many times when people buy chicks this question usually doesn't come up until after the chicks are settled into their brooder and start to grow. People then wonder, what next? How long should I keep them in this brooder?

Washing eggs for incubation - Good or Bad?

Mar 22, 2022 Christie Denham

There seems to be a lot of debate on this subject, even in the scientific field. I have read articles published that state the washing of eggs is not good or safe. I have read articles saying it's good and it's safe.

Chicks or Hens? Which is better to buy to start or add to a flock?

Feb 23, 2022 Christie Denham

There's nothing cuter than walking into a Farm Store and seeing cute little baby chicks peeping away all fluffy and tiny. You just want to hold them and snuggle them to pieces! 

Brooder Care

Jan 27, 2022 Christie Denham

For many chicken owners setting up a brooder won't require much as they may only use the brooder once or twice for a small amount of chickens. Then there's others who will use their brooder set up more often. 

Do chickens get eggcitied when they lay eggs?

Jan 16, 2022 Christie Denham

Chickens are very proud of their beautiful eggs they lay. 

Do I need a rooster to have eggs from my hens?

Jan 16, 2022 Christie Denham

There is a common misunderstanding on if Roos are necessary for hens to lay eggs.

Myths and Facts about chickens egg laying in winter.

Jan 15, 2022 Christie Denham

Myths and Facts about chickens egg laying. Hoping to help resolve some of that misinformation to help out all us chicken owners!!

"Nick: Imagine a world before chickens - a chickenless, eggless world.
Fetcher: I am - and it's horrible."
-'Chicken Run'.