Our chickens have succumbed to a menagerie of species over the years—fox, mink, raccoon, skunk, hawk and, most recently, a … Continue reading Chicken predators—domestic and wild
We currently have 16 hens. Each one lays on average four eggs each week. We currently have one paying customer … Continue reading When chicken tending becomes a zero-sum game
Whenever possible, we allow our chickens to roam freely around our three-acre parcel. They seem to enjoy their freedom and … Continue reading Free-ranging chickens: The case for and against
Pecking order is a real thing and on display every day within our flock of 16. It essentially determines the … Continue reading Pecking order: Real, not at all imagined, in the hen house
Anyone familiar with the cult film Napoleon Dynamite likely remembers the question posed by Napoleon himself related to his work … Continue reading Do the chickens have large talons?
Considering this is the inaugural post of “Chicken Tenders,” I envisioned something romantic yet pragmatic about the joys of backyard chickens. … Continue reading The not-so-sunny side of chicken tending