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Raising Backyard Chickens
Ideas and Advice from The Hen House Collection

Raising backyard chickens is an exciting adventure. There’s always more to learn and ways to improve. Whether you’re a novice chicken farmer or an expert, we hope the chicken coop ideas and advice on these pages will benefit you in your chicken farming experience.

Raising Backyard Chickens Guide - Simple Steps For Beginners

More and more people are raising backyard chickens. But why? Why are homeowners choosing to accept more responsibility in their lives? Here is a raising backyard chickens guide to help you understand!

Chicken Molting - What To Know and How To Help Your Backyard Chickens

Chicken molting can be a stressful time for your chickens and for you! Learn more about this phenomenon and find out how you can help your chickens!

The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Backyard!

If you’ve set your mind on raising backyard chickens, you probably want to set up the most successful operation you can. What does this entail? Well, the first step would be to choose the right chickens. If you want to fully optimize your little backyard farm, you’ll need the best egg laying chickens.

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs and How To Help Them Start

So, you’ve committed the time and money to raise chickens. Yet, you haven’t seen any results or are anxiously awaiting the day you’ll see those juicy fresh eggs. So when do chickens start laying eggs? This is a question that most new backyard chicken owners have.

9 Reasons To Keep A Rooster

There are lots of questions to ask about roosters and their worth. The answer to this question purely depends on your circumstance. Whether you’re an experienced farmer or just thinking about keeping backyard chickens, there are some key factors you need to consider before starting on this journey. 

5 Burning Questions Answered About Chickens Laying Eggs

Eggs. You eat them every day whether they’re scrambled or used in other foods. Eggs are one of the most consumed food items in the world, an average person eats about 279 eggs per year. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the process of chickens laying eggs and more frequently asked questions so you can be well informed about the laying process and be more aware of what you put in your body! 

11 Most Friendly Chicken Breeds

No matter what chicken breed you end up choosing, you will have to spend time training your chickens. Even the most friendly chicken breeds need to get used to being around people. There are a few things you can do to train your friendly chickens to love you and trust you. And knowing what chicken breeds are most friendly is paramount to building your ideal flock!

7 Best Chicken Breeds for the Aspiring Chicken Farmer

Are you looking to start your very first flock of feathery fowl? Maybe starting off with just a few hens?


If you are wondering what the best chicken breeds for beginners are, the following 7 chicken breeds offer you great starters!

Why Should You Raise Backyard Chickens

If you’ve opted to raise backyard chickens. You’ve joined a growing number of individuals who recognize the numerous advantages that these lovely birds provide.

Before you run out and get your boots and feed bucket, read our article about if raising backyard chickens is right for your land and lifestyle. 

How to Keep Your Chickens Warm in Winter

While some chicken breeds survive better in the cold than others, most breeds will survive well throughout the winter months in any location with proper maintenance. Look at some suggestions and ideas on how to keep chickens warm in winter, comfortable, and happy during the coldest months of the year.