backyard chickens

Adding to Your Flock? Don't Make These Mistakes
These tips will help ensure a successful integration of new birds with old.
Which Chicken Breeds Are Right for You?
Learn how to read the breeds so you can build your best backyard flock.
4 Expert Tips for Leaving Your Chickens Home Alone
You can leave your backyard chickens alone for a few days so long as you see to a few basic needs.
Don't Make These Rookie Chicken Mistakes
How to plan for baby chicks like a pro when you're starting your backyard flock.
The Cruelest Way to Deal With the Bird Flu Outbreak
It's the worst outbreak of the avian flu since the 1980s, but this isn't the way to handle it.
How to Take Care of Baby Chicks
Raising baby chicks can be really rewarding.
The Backyard Chicken–Loving Future Chef You Need to Know About
Young people today often get a bad rap, but there are kids out there who are helping to make this world a better place—and where better to start than at the dinner table?
Schools Often Abandon Roosters When Hatching Projects End
Better think twice before participating in a chick hatching project.
Yikes! There's Still Arsenic in Your Chicken
Arsenic is not over. And low doses count.
Baby Chick Cam: Watch This Adorable 'Polar Vortex' Miracle!
The odds were against this chick after a Mama Hen hatched and abandoned it in 5-degree winter weather. See how it's doing today!
Chickens in Winter: How to Keep Them Healthy
Use these tricks to keep your birds happy and healthy (even during an arctic blast).