Chickens are some of the best backyard animals and often the first animals people introduce on their small homestead. We’ve been raising chickens for well over 10 years and love getting fresh eggs directly from our coop. But eggs aren’t the only benefits of having chickens! Below you can see some of the benefits of […]
After raising chickens in New Hampshire and upstate New York for well over a decade, we are often asked ‘do chickens need heat in the winter?’ We all enjoy our chickens and we don’t want them to suffer in the cold. Keeping chickens warm in winter comes down to a few key elements. In this
For years, we resisted getting an automatic chicken door, thinking that it wasn’t worth the price for the extra convenience. After extensive research, we decided to install the Chickcozy Automatic door. We’ve now been using this door and are thrilled with how easy it was to install and how seamlessly it has worked for both
An automatic chicken door can be a game changer for your chicken coop set up and provide peace of mind when you can’t be there to shut in your chickens at exactly the right time. The best automatic chicken door is easy to use, reliable, and safe for your chickens and provides one extra layer
Discover the best chicken water heater for all-weather convenience. Keep your flock hydrated year-round with our expert-recommended, safe, and energy-efficient poultry water heaters. Say goodbye to frozen water in your coop!
Discover effective strategies for How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing during the winter months. Learn about proper container choices, insulation techniques, heated waterers, and DIY solutions to ensure your flock stays hydrated and healthy. Explore our comprehensive guide for practical tips and advice to prevent frozen water and promote your chickens’ well-being.
Raising baby chicks is one of the best parts of homesteading. We’ve brought home baby chicks almost every year for the last 15 years and love seeing them go from little fluff balls to gawky teenagers to fully grown hens. While raising chicks might be fun, there are a few essential baby chick supplies that
In this complete guide, we will cover everything you need to know about raising baby chicks. From adorable fluffy and delicate babies through the teenage weeks to full laying hens, we’ve got you covered. We’ve been raising chickens for well over a decade and have been through the chick rearing process many times and will
Are you wondering what the difference is between a honey bee vs bumble bee? Perhaps you are spending time outside and want to be able to properly identify these two types of bees. We’ve raised bees for many years and spend time every day out in our garden and will share everything we know about