Keeping Male Poultry: What to Expect

Keeping Male Poultry: What to Expect

Male fowl such as roosters, drakes, and toms can be a great addition to your flock. They offer great protection from predators and lead to clutches of adorable chicks every spring. Many areas will not allow roosters or other males because of the noise, but there are plenty of other factors to consider before adding a few extra boys to your flock. Here are a few problems to expect when you have a lot of male poultry, and tips on dealing with these additional challenges:

7 Things to Consider when Starting Your First Flock

Keeping a backyard flock of chickens, ducks, and other domesticated fowl has become an increasingly popular trend, and with good reason. People keep chickens and ducks for eggs, meat, or show purposes, and larger birds such as turkeys can even help to protect your property from smaller predators. You may have thought about starting your […]

The Pros and Cons of a Fence-Free Flock

There is no shortage of information out there on the internet about keeping backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry for your household to enjoy for eggs and other benefits. Many websites offer places to purchase or even instructions to build your own coops, fences, and even mobile hen cages to keep your birds in one […]

A How-To Guide On Integrating New Birds to your Chicken or Poultry Flock

Combining chickens or waterfowl is a lot like combining families, it takes time and patience and is best done in stages. flocks have hierarchies known as “pecking orders” which allows each bird a secure place in the family, but, when new members are introduced that is disturbed until a new pecking order is made and this process […]

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Why Aren’t They Laying?

Egg production or the lack thereof, is a big concern for most folks with chickens. We love our fresh eggs and we want them daily! It helps to have a realistic expectation of what a chicken can produce and for how long. Many people think that chickens produce an egg a day, everyday, but they […]