Why Do Chickens Squat Down

Why Do Chickens Squat Down

I recently acquired a new flock of lying hens, which is a first for me, as I’ve never bought point-of-lay chickens before.  The whole experience has been quite an eye-opener, and I’ve noticed certain behaviors that my previous flock of Australorps never exhibited.  While my Australorps would use flight and fight responses to evade my … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Petunias? (Important Info!)

Can Chickens Eat Petunias

Free-ranging or wild hens often forage on insects, seeds, grass, and plant matter. Domestic chickens mostly eat poultry feed, grains, vegetables, and fruits.  Some chicken keepers also allow their birds to eat plants and flowers growing in their yards and gardens. However, it is important to know which flowers are safe for hens to eat. … Read more

Can a Rooster Kill a Human?

Can a Rooster Kill a Human

If you have an aggressive rooster, you might have, at some point, wondered if it is strong enough to kill a human. You might also ask the question, ‘can a rooster kill a human?’ if you want your rooster to protect your flock from thieves and miscreants. Roosters are strong birds that are known to … Read more

Can A Rooster Fertilize a Duck Egg?

Can A Rooster Fertilize a Duck Egg

If you keep hens and ducks on your farm, chances are that the birds intermingle with each other. You might have even seen a male duck try to mate with the hens or a rooster try to mate with the duck hens.  That may raise the question: can a rooster fertilize a duck egg and … Read more