Chickens




Here are all of my popular blog posts on natural chicken keeping that I've written over the last decade or so.

And scroll down to find a list of articles organized by category to make it even easier for you to find what you're looking for and the link to some of my all-time favorite chicken keeping products (includes affiliate links).





Articles Sorted by Topic for Easy Reference

The Basics

Breeds

Help Choosing a Breed
Which Breed Lays Which Color Eggs?
Heat Tolerant Breeds
Cold Hardy Breeds
French Copper Marans
The Blue Egg Layers
Light Sussex
Olive Egger 
Welsummer
White Sultan

Chicken Behavior


Health Issues 

Feed, Treats and Nutrition

Breakfast of Champion Layers
Breakfast of Champion Chicks
Mixing your Own Layer Feed
How Much Does a Chicken Eat?
Besides Feed What Does a Chicken Need?
How Many Treats should a Chicken Eat?
The Truth about Chicken Treats
Healthy Chicken Treat Guide
More Healthy Treats
Healthy Chicken Treats for Every Season
Toxic Treats
The Holistic Trinity - Garlic, ACV and DE
Why You Need to Be Fermenting your Chicken Feed
Save Money Fermenting Feed
10 Tips for Better Fermenting
Sea Kelp as a Natural Antibiotic
Probiotics vs. Prebiotics
Probiotics, Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar
Ultimate Chicken Scratch Recipe
Edible Coconut Oil Tree Ornaments

More Feed, Treats and Nutrition

Make your Own Apple Cider Vinegar
Garlic Infused Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Treats
More Apple Treats
Fruit Nut Bread
Sushi Ball Treats
Sweet Potato Fries for Chickens
Benefits of Molasses for your Chickens
Growing Mealworms
Mealworm Granola Bites
Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Keep Mice out of your Chicken Feed
Spice up your Chicken Keeping
5 Best Summertime Treats
Frozen Ice Pops
Confetti Ice Wreath
Warming Winter Treats
Scratch Grains
Oatmeal for Chickens
Oatmeal Treat Balls
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Suet Block Treats
Coconut Oil Suet Treats
Seed Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds
Scratch and Nut Holiday Wreath Treat
Valentine Heart Seed Treats
Holiday Treats for Chickens
Edible Christmas Garlands
Mason Jar Seed Mix
Flock Block Knock Off
Peanut Butter Seed Cakes
Pumpkin Treats for Chickens

Cleaning and Sanitation

Seasonal Considerations

Spring

How to Break a Broody Hen
9 Reasons to Break a Broody Hen
Using a Broody Hen as a Surrogate Mother
Five Ways to Encourage a Broody
Top Ten Signs of  a Broody Hen

Summer

How do Chickens Stay Cool?
Beating Summer Heat
Homemade Electrolytes
Electrolyte Ice Cubes
Acidosis
5 Ways to Summerize your Run
20 Heat Hardy Breeds
5 Things your Chickens Don't Need this Summer
5 Tips for Handling a Heatwave

Fall 

Hurricane Preparedness
What is Molting?
10 Top Protein Sources
25 Sources of Plant Protein

Winter

How Do Chickens Stay Warm?
How to Winterize your Coop
How to Winterize your Run
4 Things your Chickens Don't Need this Winter
5 Wintertime Hacks
Top Winter Tips for Chickens
Please Don't Heat your Coop!
5 Reasons not to Heat your Coop
Please Don't Light your Coop!
Deep Litter Method
Extreme Cold
Treating and Preventing Frostbite
Keeping Eggs from Freezing

Coops 

Runs


Predators


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