Wyandottes - There are many varieties and all of them make an extremely attractive bird. Calm, friendly and docile, easy to handle and child-friendly, ideal backyard bird, a real pleasure to own. Equally happy foraging outside or in confinement.
Building a Chicken Coop - Fresh Eggs - How to clean, keep (store) and the determine freshness of chicken eggs from your homestead or backyard hens. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.
feed them bugs we find (especially japanese beetles!), let them forage in the compost, and allow them to free range (especially in the woods), but (is it sick of me?) I love the idea of a road-kill bucket!