Category Archives for "Backyard Chickens"

Chicken Run or Free Range?

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.

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Are Australorps good egg layers?

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.

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