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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.

Chicken Coop Ideas for New and Existing Coops (50+ Pictures)

Get inspired with this huge list of chicken coop ideas. Whether you’re looking to buy a coop or revamp your old one, there’s an idea for you!

Chicken Egg Colors: A Complete Guide

What makes Chicken egg colors have variation? The answer is here. Eggshell color is unique to each hen, depending on her breed and genetics. Find out which Chickens lays the best eggs for every color.

Why Deep Litter A Chicken Coop?

Some chicken lovers might be accustomed to simply disposing of their old chicken litter and replacing it with new and fresh material every so often, but there are so many ways to get more life out of your bedding. Whether you use highly absorbent hemp bedding, wood shavings or even just straw and dried leaves, a deep litter system is one of the easiest ways to keep your coop clean, whilst also having boundless benefits for you and your garden.

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!