Category: Backyard Chickens

Rumpless Booted Bantam

Breed Standard Origin: Germany Classification: rue Bantam: Rare Egg colour: White The Rumpless Booted originates from the Thüringen Forest region of Germany, in particular the small industrial town of Ruhla in the district. It is a booted bantam, with or without beard, with a stocky, rumpless and rounded body and a lively and confident nature. Developed more recently than the… Read more »

Booted Bantam Standards

Origin: Europe Classification: True Bantam, Rare Breed Egg colour: Tinted General Characteristics Male Carriage: Erect and strutting. Type: Body short and compact. Full and prominent breast. Short back, furnished with long and abundant saddle feathers. Large, long wings, carried at the same angle as, and more or less resting on the vulture hocks. Large tail, full and upright; sickles a little longer than the main… Read more »

Chicken Coops that are Predator Proof

Is your chicken coop predator proof ? Building a chicken coop that is predator proof should be a primary concern for anyone planning to raise chickens. Raising your own chickens can be fun, exciting, and rewarding, but it can also be disheartening, disappointing, and sad if predators get to your birds. This article looks at some of the things you can do… Read more »

Easy Chicken Coop Plans

Raising chickens in your backyards is an exciting as well as unique activity, as not many people have realized what a great way of saving money this is. The first thing you need to do to prepare for the chickens is to get a coop for them, or build your own using the easy chicken coop plans available on the… Read more »

5 Good Reasons To Build Your Own Chicken Coop

Keeping chickens is a great way to get fresh, delicious eggs every morning for breakfast. Of course, your chickens will need somewhere to live. You could go out and buy a ready made coop, but why not build one instead? Here are five great reasons to do just that. 1) It’s better for the environment. Not only can your chickens… Read more »

Tips for Installing Nest Boxes in your Chicken Coop

If you’re keeping chickens and enjoy fresh eggs, you may wish to consider building or installing a set of nest boxes for your hens to lay in. While not absolutely necessary, as hens will lay pretty much anywhere, you may find that if you add a nest box to your chicken coop, the amount of eggs your hens lay will… Read more »