Pita Pinta Leghorn Hybrid: An Inside Look

Breeding a Leghorn with a Pita Pinta – Genetics and Outcome Breeding a Leghorn with a Pita Pinta combines two distinct genetic lineages, resulting in offspring with unique traits and characteristics. Understanding the genetics involved and predicting the potential outcomes can help you achieve…

Borage: A Healthy Herb For Your Chickens

Borage, also known as starflower, is a versatile and beneficial herb that can enhance the health and well-being of your chickens. Its beautiful blue flowers and nutrient-rich leaves make it a valuable addition to your homestead garden. Here’s an in-depth look at the benefits…

Summer Fruit & Herb Chicken Snack

As the summer sun shines brightly and your garden bursts with fresh produce, it’s the perfect time to create a refreshing and nutritious treat for your chickens. This Summer Fruit and Herb Delight is not only healthy but also helps to keep your flock…

Snack Time For Chickens: Why Its Important

Snack time for chickens is more than just a fun way to treat your flock; it plays a significant role in their overall health, well-being, and enrichment. Offering a variety of healthy snacks can provide essential nutrients, stimulate natural behaviors, and strengthen the bond…

What’s Your Perfect Chick?

Choosing the right breeds is not always easy. Take this quick survey to find out the top chicken breeds for you. It’s EASY, FAST, and FREE. Take The Survey

Not Your Average Roosters

UPDATE: No Longer Available. If you are looking for a hand-raised rooster, contact us as we will have occasional availability.   If you are looking for that special rooster to join your flock, you have come to the right place. This is a great…

The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Rooster

Hybrid roosters, often called crossbreeds, result from breeding two different chicken breeds to combine desirable traits. These roosters can offer several advantages but also come with some potential drawbacks. Here is a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of hybrid roosters. Pros of…

Teach Your Chicken to Jump Through a Hoop

Teaching your chicken to jump through a hoop is a fun and rewarding trick that can also help to keep your chickens active and mentally stimulated. Here’s how you can do it: Materials Needed: A small hoop (a hula hoop or a homemade hoop…

The Difference Between Chicken Wire and Hardware Cloth

Understanding the differences between chicken wire and hardware cloth will help you better predator-proof your coop. Here’s what you need to know. Chicken Wire: Material and Construction: Made of thin, flexible galvanized steel or stainless steel wire. Typically has a hexagonal mesh pattern. Available…

🌟 Commitment, Integrity, and the Lessons Learned from a Challenging Rooster 🌟

Today, I want to chat about a topic that resonates deeply with me and perhaps with many of you as well—commitment to our goals, maintaining integrity, and holding true to our values, especially when the going gets tough. On our homestead, commitment isn’t just…