What is a Broody Hen?

If you are raising chickens or ducks you are bound to come across the term “broody”.  What does it mean, why does it happen and is it something you need to worry about? Female chickens and ducks (and most of their wild bird relatives, and occasionally even some male birds!) have natural instincts that tell …

Chicken Terms for Beginners

One of the challenges in beginning a new adventure is learning how to speak the language.  Wondering the difference between a pullet and a hen?  What the heck is a crop?  Scroll down to learn Chicken Terms for Beginners for terms all new chicken owners should be familiar with! Bantam: A bantam is a “mini” chicken, …