Articles on Raising Chickens
We've raised chickens for more than 20 years and have learned many things that work well and other things that don't. We find raising chickens to be a very rewarding experience and an excellent way to put food on the table, both eggs and meat. Though we may not always be able to afford to buy the best food with which to feed our families, we can afford to grow it or raise it ourselves. The articles below share our experience with you.
You may also have noticed a lot of loose feathers in the coop and seen chickens either with fewer feathers than normal or with lots of pin feathers. This is normal and is part of their annual molt. Molting is triggered by the changes in lighting that take place this time of year, as the […]
Keeping your chickens cool in our hot, central Texas summers can be a challenge. This year, long-term forecasts predict a hotter- and dryer-than-normal summer, despite our wetter- and cooler-than-normal spring. Hot weather can stress your chickens and reduce egg production. A friend of mine recently moved his chickens from low-roofed shelters in a sunny part […]