Keeping Chickens – 3 Things to Consider

Wonder how to take care of chickens? The trend of raising urban chickens is surely on the rise. But consider this before keeping BackyardChickens:

  1. Have a plan now for what you’ll do with your chickens when they stop laying eggs
  2. Oversize your coop and chicken run, chances are your flock will expand once you get your feet wet
  3. Be open-minded. There are many uses for chickens: Not just eggs. Let them roam in your yard to take over some of your gardening

Broody Hen Abandons Her Eggs – What now?

Our broody Hen has been sitting on seven eggs. She was broody (hormonally “eager” to hatch) even before we gave her some fertile eggs, probably for at least 2 weeks. So towards the end of the hatching process something changed and she snapped out of it. Now her eggs have a bunch of embryos that are so close to hatching… Find out what happens next.