Top 10 Chicken Breeds for Laying Hens, Plus a a Review of Hen House Plans for the Ladies

Hen House Plans and Best Chicken Breeds for the Homestead

Top 10 Chicken Breeds for Laying Hens, Plus a a Review of Hen House Plans for the Ladies

Thinking of adding laying hens to your homestead or back yard? There's more to it than you might think. Here's what you need to know before you decide.

Raising Laying Hens: What You Need to Know

Thinking of adding laying hens to your homestead or back yard? There's more to it than you might think. Here's what you need to know before you decide.

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Gourmet breakfast for my laying hens...oatmeal, flax seed, barley, peas, an egg and dried meal worms. Mmm-Mmmmmm!! :o)

Gourmet breakfast for my laying hens...oatmeal, flax seed, barley, peas, an egg and dried meal worms. Mmm-Mmmmmm!! :o)

Growing Your Own Forage Blend is Easy You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow your own Chicken Forage Blend. All it takes is a ...

Growing Your Own Forage Blend is Easy You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow your own Chicken Forage Blend. All it takes is a ...

It's getting chilly outside. But that doesn't have to mean frozen combs and wattles, painful toes, and unhappy hens. Keeping chickens happy through the winter just takes a little bit of extra attention.

How to Keep Your Hens Laying All Winter Long

It's getting chilly outside. But that doesn't have to mean frozen combs and wattles, painful toes, and unhappy hens. Keeping chickens happy through the winter just takes a little bit of extra attention.

They will help a laying hen feel safe and relaxed while she is sitting, and calm a broody hen, as well as repel rodents, flies and other parasites. Broodies have a tendency to get mites and other bugs since they dont get out to dust bathe often, if at all, and the warm, dark space underneath them is a breeding ground for parasites. The herbs safely and naturally avoid that.

They will help a laying hen feel safe and relaxed while she is sitting, and calm a broody hen, as well as repel rodents, flies and other parasites. Broodies have a tendency to get mites and other bugs since they dont get out to dust bathe often, if at all, and the warm, dark space underneath them is a breeding ground for parasites. The herbs safely and naturally avoid that.

Got a feeder waiting for installation... and got the little red bowl for the water but I'll be putting mine on a food-safe water-barrel.

Got a feeder waiting for installation... and got the little red bowl for the water but I'll be putting mine on a food-safe water-barrel.

Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.

4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens -

Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.

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