Category archives: Chicken Feed

GoPro video series: Feather eating

In my “GoPro on a Rooster” series of videos, we are going undercover inside my chicken coop to see how my chickens behave when humans aren’t around. In this video, I can see one of my hens eating feathers….

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Introduction to Snow!

Copyright iChicken 2014

Early this winter, I let the chickens out on a day after a light snow fall.  The chickens quickly came out of their door, down the ramp onto the dirt pad, and then stopped.  It was clear that to

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My Free Range Broilers

Free Range Broilers

Meet my broiler chickens! Broilers are chickens we raise with the intention of harvesting them for their meat, as opposed to layer chickens, which we raise primarily for the eggs they lay. I raise both categories, and have a coop … Read the rest

A word on standards…

As fun, rewarding, and interesting as raising your own chickens can be, it’s also work! Great and worthwhile work, but work nonetheless. Paying attention to the details while raising chickens in their environment is really important. Being a chicken manager … Read the rest

How do you know you have a healthy chick?

Healthy chicks become healthy chickens! So how do you know you have a healthy chick? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

▪ Your chick should be vibrant and active.

▪ Your chick should vocalize contentedly. Is your … Read the rest

Chickens at home: it’s for your family!

One of the most rewarding experiences a parent can share with their child is to help them learn life lessons by raising an animal. Unlike a domestic pet, exposure to chickens can teach lessons of health, environmental awareness, and food … Read the rest