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