The Chick Chat Blog by Picky Neb

Our Favorite Recipes with Fresh Eggs

Here are some of our favorite recipes and cooking tips for using fresh eggs from your backyard chickens, including ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sustainable Chicken Keeping

Sustainable chicken keeping is becoming increasingly popular as more people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned backyard chicken keeper or just starting out, there are plenty of ways to make your flock more sustainable.

How to Identify and Treat Common Chicken Illnesses

Here isΒ an overview of common illnesses that affect backyard chickens, including symptoms and treatments for issues such as mites, lice, and respiratory infections.

The Pros and Cons of Keeping Roosters

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of keeping roosters in your backyard flock, including topics such as fertilized eggs, noise levels, and aggression.

DIY Chicken Coop - Step by Step Instructions

Building your own chicken coop can be a fun and rewarding DIY project, and can save you money compared to purchasing a pre-made coop. With some basic materials and tools, you can create a safe and comfortable home for your feathered friends.Β 

DIY Chicken Coop Ideas

This article provides creative and cost-effective ideas for building your own chicken coop, including materials and tools needed, step-by-step instructions, and design ideas.

Creating a Chicken-Friendly Garden. Important Things to Know.

Do you want to create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also keeps your feathered friends happy? With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can create a garden that is both pleasing to the eye and safe for your backyard chickens to roam in.Β 

The Free-Range Chickens. What Are The Benefits?

This article discusses the benefits of letting your chickens roam freely in your yard, including improved health and wellbeing, increased egg production, and reduced feed costs.

How to Keep Your Backyard Chickens Safe from Predators

This article provides tips and advice on how to protect your chickens from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and hawks, including strategies such as using secure coops and runs, fencing, and deterrents.

The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens

This article provides an overview of what's involved in raising backyard chickens, including topics such as choosing the right breed, housing and fencing, feeding and nutrition, and general care and maintenance.

How to Store Dried Mealworms and Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Maximum Freshness

This article provides tips and advice on how to store dried mealworms and black soldier fly larvae to ensure they stay fresh and nutritious for your chickens.

The Top 5 Ways to Use Mealworms and BSFL for Your Backyard Chickens

Train your chickens: Mealworms and black soldier fly larvae can also be used to train your chickens. By offering them as a reward for good behavior, such as going back to their coop at night, you can help reinforce positive habits and make training more effective.