How to help your chickens through melting

Heating is energy intensive. So chickens don’t usually thaw at times when they need food energy elsewhere. For example, spring roosters use energy for fertility and hens use energy to lay eggs and hatch chicks. Chickens in cold weather need energy to keep warm. During molt, feeders that go toward such pursuits instead head toward … Read more

What kind of care do chickens need in winter?

Cold winter weather brings a different set of problems to a flock of chickens, compared to the warmer summer weather. So what kind of care do chickens need in winter? Control moisture The most important thing you can do during cold weather is to make sure that the humidity in the coop is not too … Read more

Best chicken for cold weather

Choosing the best chicken breeds for cold weather is crucial to maintaining a thriving flock in the winter. So, if you live in an area that experiences cold weather, it is best to choose chickens that can withstand cold temperatures! The best cold-weather chicken breeds Cold hardy features Some of the features you will find … Read more

How to have sex with chickens

The sex of a hen can be determined in several different ways. Which method is best depends on the age of the bird, its breed and variety, and the skill of the observer. Here are the four common ways to sex a chicken. vent exaggerations Reveal sex can be performed soon after the chick has … Read more

Meet Mary Ann – Principal Supervisor at My Pet Chicken.

Meet Mary Ann from My Pet Chicken! We call the employees of My Pet Chicken “Peeps!” My Pet Chicken is very unique in that all of the staff are poultry farmers themselves, so we bring a wealth of experience and wisdom. Here’s your chance to see how Crazy Chicken People became. In this Meet the … Read more

How to choose a backyard chicken coop

Deciding what type of chicken coop to purchase for your backyard chicken flock can be daunting. However, it is essential for your flock to call home for years to come! We’ve broken this task down into three simple choices to help you make the best decision for yourself and your flock. Home, sweet, home for … Read more

What causes diarrhea in chickens?

Chicken diarrhea is often called enteritis, but the two words are not synonymous. Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Diarrhea is one of the signs of IBD. On the other hand, diarrhea has other causes than enteritis. For practical purposes, the two words are often interchangeable. Whether it is the result of enteritis or something … Read more

How to control cannibalism in chickens

In previous blogs, we have looked at different forms of cannibalism and the causes of cannibalism. But, despite your best efforts, your chickens keep pecking at each other. So let’s take a look at how to control cannibalism in chickens once it starts. Perp identification At the first sign of picking, remove the affected bird(s). … Read more

Feed Options – What do chickens eat?

Chickens of different ages have different nutritional needs. Thus, packaged poultry feed options include rations for baby chicks, raising chicks, layers, and breeders. Which one is right for your chickens depends on their age and the purpose for which they are raised. Beginner classes Young chicks should be fed a starter ration that contains the … Read more