Protecting Your Backyard Flock with Fencing

2022-07-11T14:47:33-07:00

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into raising your own backyard chickens. Of course, part of raising your own flock is protecting them from other animals and predators (dog, cats and racoons alike…). Whether your preference for your birds free-range or live inside an enclosure, fencing is imperative to their protection from the outside world. Below we will discuss a few different types of fencing, and their pros and cons.   Chicken Wire Although chicken is in the name, this is one of the least successful fencing materials to protect your backyard chickens. The thin wire is easily

Protecting Your Backyard Flock with Fencing2022-07-11T14:47:33-07:00

Foods Toxic to Chickens

2022-06-25T01:39:18-07:00

What NOT to Feed Your Bird Many backyard chicken owners will give their feathery friends a multitude of treats or table scraps without hesitation. Although some foods that we eat are also edible for chickens, it is important that you don’t mistakenly feed them any foods that are toxic to them but safe for humans. When considering if a food item is safe for chickens, you must consider the food item itself and the factors that may contribute to the toxicity of the food. Below is a list of toxins dangerous for all bird species, not just poultry.   Types

Foods Toxic to Chickens2022-06-25T01:39:18-07:00

Preparing For Disaster

2022-03-28T15:32:11-07:00

Disasters can hit at any time and, as luck would have it, they seem to occur when you least expect or can least afford them. From tornadoes that ravage the Midwest and South to the recurring and intensifying cycle of wildfires and floods along the Pacific coast, disasters have devastating consequences for humans and animals alike. Emergency plans rarely take animals into account and almost never consider backyard poultry. In this article, we’ll discuss how to best prepare to care for your backyard chickens when in anticipation of a disaster.   Know The Dangers In Your Area Understanding how specific disasters

Preparing For Disaster2022-03-28T15:32:11-07:00
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