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

Why Do Chickens Eat Their Own Poop? (5 Reasons Why + What To Do About It)

Chickens feeding on scattered grain in a field with hills in the background.

Chickens often exhibit some odd behaviors and eating their own poop is one of them. However, coprophagia does occur in chickens and as a chickenkeeper, you need to know the reasons behind it. By understanding the root cause, you can take the steps to curb the habit. In this guide, we discuss why chickens eat … Read more

Why Do My Chickens Have Bald Spots? 10 Causes and Their Solutions

a single chicken in a backyard setting

Chickens are interesting, funny, and unique pets. Naturally, it can be quite concerning to see your chickens lose feathers and develop bald spots on their bodies. So what causes chickens to lose their feathers and develop bald spots? And more importantly, how can you prevent this issue? Let us find out. Why Do My Chickens … Read more