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Winterizing Tips for Your Chickens (and their Coop!)

Winter is approaching fast and in some parts of the country has already set in, making it a tad hard for us to accept that winter is going to be here before we know it.  Your chickens have no doubt that the season is changing. Animals in the wild are currently doing their own preparations for [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Chickens, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

Show Time! Tips to Keep Livestock Cool

It’s fair season at your local county and state fairs and dang, it’s hot! Rolling into August and September reminds us of fair season. Kids in 4-H and FFA are busy getting their animals prepped for the season. In many parts of the country, they have experienced hotter than usual temperatures this summer. To keep [...]

By | August 8th, 2018|First Aid, Hobby Farm, Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

10 Things You Need to Know About Chickens

There are some things you can’t learn in a book or research online. Sometimes you just have to learn by doing. Having your own flock means getting your hands dirty, learning the ins and outs, and understanding what to do and what NOT to do. We thought after reading books and asking friends we had [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Chickens, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

“Chill Out!” – Summertime Safety for Backyard Poultry

For most of us, summertime is for vacations, sandy beaches, celebrations, and beautiful weather. For the poultry enthusiast, we always have that lingering worry in the back of our mind about our chickens’ ability to endure the rising temperatures. Chickens are no different than the rest of us in having their own ways of regulating [...]

Lessons I’ve Learned From Owning and Showing Goats

I never really thought I would own and show goats like I do now. A lot of individuals that have goats and show them start when they’re young or even in their early teen years. Me? I didn’t begin until my Junior year of high school and I’ve loved it ever since. My best friend, [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|General Information, Goats, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

How to Prepare Your Chickens for Winter

Winter can be a tough time of the year for those of us who raise chickens. We’re faced with dark and cold mornings, continual temperature drops, and decreased egg production. The good news? Winter doesn’t have to be detrimental to us or our chickens. We can several steps to prepare the coop and hens for [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Chickens, General Information, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

The Molt is Coming! The Molt is Coming!

Have your hens started losing their feathers? Is the coop filled with feathers? Cooler weather and shorter days mean the molt is coming and your chickens are going to look rather naked. But there’s nothing to worry about…this is natural! They must do this in the Fall to prepare for the cold temperatures ahead in [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Chickens, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

5 Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Cool

The 4th of July has come and gone, meaning the summer heat is upon us. I love Summer and I’m one of those people who would much rather be hot than cold. While I enjoy the summer heat, some of our animals friends may not…specifically, the two-legged & feathered kind. […]

By | July 13th, 2016|Chickens, General Information, Hobby Farm|0 Comments