How Much To Feed Chickens per Day for a Healthy Diet (Daily Amount of Food Chicks, Egg-Laying Hens, Roosters, & Broilers Need To Eat; in Cups, Kg, & Lbs)

Contents: How Much Feed per Chicken? How Much Do Chickens Eat per Day? (Daily Amount in Cups, Lbs, & Kg) How Much Feed Does a Layer Chicken Eat per Day? How Much Food Per Rooster Daily? How Much Feed Should Chicks Eat a Week? What Amount of Feed Should I Give My Broiler Chickens Daily? … Read more

How Many Chickens Do You Need for Eggs? (A Quick Look at How Many Eggs Your Family Members Might Want per Week vs How Many Eggs Hens Lay, & More!)

Contents: How Many Chickens for Eggs How Many Egg-Laying Chickens Do I Need? (A Quick Rule of Thumb) Breed vs How Many Eggs Hens Lay per Year Zoning Laws vs How Many Chickens You Want Backyard Space & Backyard Chickens (How Many Can You Get?) Spare Time vs How Many Chickens You Should Get Winter … Read more

How Much Run Space per Chicken? A Good Rule of Thumb for the Minimum Amount of Outside Run Space Your Chickens Need (In Square Feet)

Contents: Chicken Run Space (Sq Ft) Run Space per Chicken in Square Feet Example: How Much Run Space Do 6 Chickens Need? Example: How Many Chickens Can You Have in a 10×10 Run? More Run Space for Each Chicken = Less Problems! Run Space per Chicken vs Pecking Order A Spacious Chicken Run Provides Room … Read more

How To Keep Foxes Away From Chickens (7 Ways to Protect Your Hens & Chicken Coop/Run From Foxes & Other Predators)

Contents: How To Deter Fox From Chickens How To Keep Fox Away From Chickens How To Keep Foxes Out of Chicken Coop (Fox Proof Chicken Coop) Keep Your Chickens Safe from Predators with Hardware Cloth Stop Foxes With a Predator Apron Other Ways To Protect Chickens From Foxes How To Deter Foxes From Chickens with … Read more

How Often Do Wild Chickens Lay Eggs? Every Day? How Many per Year? (A Look at the Wild Hen, the Red Junglefowl, & Her Egg Production)

Contents: Wild Hen & Eggs How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs in the Wild? (Red JungleFowl vs Egg Production) Do Wild Chickens Lay Eggs Every Day? How Many Eggs Do Wild Chickens Lay? Where Do Chickens Lay Eggs in the Wild? What Happens After Wild Chickens Lay Their Eggs? Do Wild Chickens Lay Unfertilized Eggs? … Read more

How To Keep Predators From Digging Under a Chicken Coop & Run (Best Way to Prevent Burrowing Animals & Protect Your Chickens)

Contents: Predators vs Chickens Coop How To Stop Predators From Digging Under a Chicken Coop How the Predator Apron Stops Burrowing & Digging Predators Chicken Coop vs Preditors: 2 Common Mistakes Chicken Wire vs Hardware Cloth Predator Guard vs Digging Predators Summary: How To Prevent Animals From Digging Under Chicken Coop How To Keep Predators … Read more

Do Chickens Need Oyster Shells and Grit? A Quick Look at What Chickens Require for a Healthy Diet (Incl. Feeding Chicks & Egg-Laying Hens)

Contents: Oyster Shells & Chicken Grit Do Chickens Need Grit and Oyster Shell? Grit: Do All Chickens Need It? Do Free-Range Chickens Need Grit? Do Chicks & Chickens Need Different Grit Size? Crushed Oyster Shells for Extra Calcium Do All Chickens Need Oyster Shells or Just Laying Hens? Why Do Chickens Need Oyster Shells? Feeding … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Onions? A Look at if Different Types of Onion Scraps Are Harmful to Your Chickens (Includes Eating Large vs Small Quantities, Raw vs Cooked, If It Will Affect the Flavor of the Eggs, & More!)

Contents: Can Chickens Have Onions? Can You Feed Onions to Chickens? (Are Onions Good or Bad for Their Health?) Feeding Onions to Chickens vs Heinz Anemia Feeding Onions & Other Table Scraps to Chickens Will Chickens Eat & Like the Taste of Onions? (Raw vs Cooked Onions) Can Chickens Eat Onion Peels? Can Hens Eat … Read more

How To Keep Raccoons Away From Chickens (+ Ways To Protect the Chicken Coop From Predators)

Contents: Protect Chickens From Raccoons How To Protect Chickens From Raccoons Ways To Protect the Chicken Coop From Raccoons (Raccoon Proof Chicken Coop) Chicken Coop & Hardware Cloth Chicken Coop & Raccoon Proof Locks Keep Raccoons Far Away at Night With Deterrent Lights Stop Feeding The Raccoons! (Food & Water Availability) Predators & Colder Weather … Read more

Do Chickens Attract Rats & Mice? (Plus a Quick Look at How To Lure Rodents Away From the Chicken Coop)

Contents: Chickens Attracting Rats Does Having Backyard Chickens Attract Rats, Mice, & Other Rodents? Rodents Are Attracted to Chicken Feed Treadle Feeder vs Rats, Mice & Other Rodents Food Storage vs Rats & Mice Ultrasonic Pest Repellers vs Rodents Lure Rats Away With a Clean Yard Secure Chicken Coop vs Rats & Mice What’s Attracting … Read more

Blood Spots or Lots of Blood in Chicken Egg (A Look at if It’s Safe To Eat Bloody Egg Whites & Yolks, & Why There’s Blood in the Chicken Egg in the First Place)

Contents: Bloody Chicken Egg Can You Eat a Very Bloody Egg? (Is It Safe?) Small Amount of Blood Spots in Chicken Egg Safe to Eat? Why Is There Blood in My Chicken Egg? Blood in Store Bought Chicken Eggs How to Candle Chicken Eggs to Find Blood Spots Summary: Can You Eat an Egg That … Read more

Do Ducks and Chickens Get Along?

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links Do Ducks and Chickens Get Along? Male Ducks Pecking Order Water Seasons & Behavior Feed Sleep Chicks and Ducklings Do Ducks and Chickens Get Along? In general, ducks and chickens get along with each other very well without too many problems. This is especially true if they grow up together. Even … Read more

How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How Much Space Do You Need to Keep Chickens? Non-Free-Ranging Chickens Free-Ranging Chickens Nesting Boxes Why More Space is Best Start Small Chicken Breeds for Small Spaces Compact Chicken Coops How Much Room Do Chickens Need? Unknowingly, most people don’t give enough square feet per chicken in a chicken coop or … Read more

How to Protect Chickens From Snakes

Contents: Chickens vs Snakes How To Keep Snakes Away From Your Chicken Coop Keep Rodents Away Chicken Coop Security No Gaps or Holes Protect Your Nesting Boxes Egg Collection Check Inside the Coop Solid Floor Landscape Guinea Fowl Cats Snake Trap Snake Deterrent Small Snakes How to Protect Chickens From Snakes Most snakes are too … Read more

How Many Eggs Do Rhode Island Reds Lay? (per Year / Week)

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How Often Do Rhode Island Reds Lay Eggs? Factors That Influence Egg Production Season and Light Health Parasites Nutrition Living Conditions When Do Rhode Island Reds Start to Lay Eggs? How Long Do Rhode Island Reds Lay Eggs? How Often Do Rhode Island Reds Lay Eggs? The short answer to this … Read more

How To Keep Hawks Away From Chickens

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links Protecting Free Range Chickens From Hawks Roosters Dogs Scarecrows Shiny Objects Shelters Cover Their Run Cover Feeding & Watering Stations Fishing Line Supervision Protecting Free Range Chickens From Hawks Of all the predators that will go after your free-ranging chickens, hawks are one of the most challenging to deal with. So, … Read more

How To Properly Restrain a Chicken To Examine It

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How to Restrain a Chicken Remain Calm Develop a Relationship Catching the Chicken Restraining the Legs Holding the Wings Turning the Chicken Around Releasing the Chicken Restraining Chicks How to Restrain a Chicken Activities that involve handling and restraint of chickens are likely to happen during animal health emergencies. Having a … Read more

Do Chickens Lay Eggs in the Winter?

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How to Get Chickens to Lay Eggs in Winter Breed Lighting Timing Type of Lighting Caution: Toxic Lighting Red Light LED Light Panels Power Outages Safety Warmth Nutrition Feed Water Should You Make the Chickens Lay Eggs in Winter? An Alternative: Get New Chicks Do Chickens Lay Eggs in the Winter? … Read more

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? (The Simplest Answer) The Complete Answer Breeds Age Do Chickens Lay Eggs All Year? Health Parasites Nutrition Living Conditions Hiding Their Eggs How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? (The Simplest Answer) There is no simple answer to this question because all chickens and conditions are … Read more

How Old Are Chickens When They Start Laying Eggs?

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links How Old Are Chickens When They Start to Lay Eggs? Breeds Nutrition Water Health Daylight Access to the Nesting Boxes Summary: When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? How Old Are Chickens When They Start to Lay Eggs? Are you waiting… and waiting… for your hens to start laying eggs? Do you … Read more

14 Best Egg-Laying Chickens (Chart)

Backyard Chickens: Quick Links Best Egg-Laying Chickens List of Best Chickens to Lay Eggs Isa Brown (Hybrid) Lohmann Brown (Hybrid) Golden Comet (Hybrid) Rhode Island Red Leghorn Sussex Australorp Ameraucana Plymouth Rock Ancona Buff Orpington Barnevelder Marans Hamburg Best Egg-Laying Chickens Many people raise backyard chickens to get fresh eggs. But one thing most beginners … Read more