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Sheri Hayden

Sheri Hayden is a professional vocalist who has always had a passion for the outdoors and farm life. She has been raising chickens for over a decade and has gained a wealth of insight into her feathery friends through years of experience and hands-on interaction.

What Is Bumblefoot In Chickens And How To Treat It

When raising chickens you will run into all kinds of different scenarios, health-wise and otherwise.  Let’s discuss treating bumblefoot in chickens because it is something you will most likely have to deal with at some point in your chicken-keeping adventure. Bumblefoot in Chickens Guide What is bumblefoot? Bumblefoot, or plantar pododermatitis, is essentially an abscess …

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How To Treat Coccidiosis in Chickens

If you are a new chicken owner and have been browsing the various chicken groups online, you’ve probably come across a few discussions on Coccidia in young birds. Let’s discuss coccidiosis in chickens: the causes, treatments, and cures.  All You Need To Know About Coccidiosis in Chickens What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a protozoan parasite found …

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What Is Marek’s Disease In Chickens

Along with owning chickens comes some new territory as far as illness and disease go. Learning about some of the more common diseases will help you to gain a better understanding of what to look for and how to tackle them should they arise. Marek’s disease in chickens is one of the most common illnesses found …

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How To Predator Proof The Chicken Coop And Run

If you own chickens you’ve probably noticed that everything likes to eat them. Predators see chickens as an easy meal and it is our job as their keepers to protect them from wild animals and neighboring dogs. Sometimes even your own dogs may think that your chickens are a fun play toy. Learning how to …

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10 Best Brown Egg Laying Chicken Breeds

As you may or may not know, chickens can lay a variety of egg colors. From white to chocolate and everything in between. Today we are going to discuss brown egg laying chicken breeds.  You might be surprised to find that even with brown eggs there is a whole color spectrum in itself. Let’s begin… …

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The Basics of Raising Baby Chicks – From Brooder To Coop

You’ve decided to get chickens and have brought home your day-old chicks: now what? Let’s look at the basics of raising baby chicks from brooder to coop and everything in between.  Raising Baby Chicks – What Every New Owner Should Know Initial set up and housing All baby chicks require the same 4 elements: housing, …

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9 Chicken Coop Must Haves – The Basics And More

You’ve bought your chickens and you’ve got your coop. But do you have all the accessories necessary to make the coop the best place for your birds? Here are some chicken coop must haves that every chicken owner should be aware of.  Chicken Coop Must Haves For A Healthy And Happy Flock Accessories for the …

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