When it comes to feeding your chickens scraps and treats, one of the biggest challenges is filtering through all the information out there. In this post I’m going to review and fact check some of the food that is commonly listed as toxic to chickens.

A few months ago I finally switched from free range to a fenced in chicken run – It’s so much better! But there are pros and cons of each approach, so it really depends on your situation.

Vegetable Patch: Introducing Houdini, the chicken escape artist. Backyard chickens are the latest status symbol in Silicon Valley . Kitchen Table: Crowd farming oranges. Edible water pods.


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Australorps have a reputation for being excellent egg layers. During the 1930s they won egg laying competitions and broke egg laying records. But are they still as good as they used to be? My take is that most of the Australorps around today are average egg layers at best. I know that’s probably not what you’ve heard elsewhere, so let me explain.