Chicken Information

Here you'll find everything you need to know about raising chickens in your backyard: why they're the best pet on earth; how to care for them; which chicken breeds are best for you; where to get them and more.

Chicken Care Guide

Everything you need to know to get started with chickens. A quick and easy read!

Hatching Egg & Incubation Guide

Thinking of hatching at home? Start with this free guide that covers broodies, incubators and more.

Baby Chick Supply Checklist

Get all the supplies and information you need to successfully raise baby chicks at home!

Chicken Breed List

Looking for more information on the wonderful world of chickens? This list includes all of the chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA). You can click on any breed name for full information.

10 Reasons to Keep Chickens

Not sure about keeping chickens? Here are 10 reasons they're the best pet you'll ever have.

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need roosters for hens to lay eggs? How often do chickens lay eggs, and why do different breeds lay different colored eggs? How much do chickens cost? We answer all these questions and more.

Glossary

This handy-dandy reference includes all the terms related to backyard chickens you ever wanted to know plus some you probably didn't!

Baby Chick Identification

Have a new batch of baby chicks and want to figure out who's who? Here are photos of all of our baby chick breeds listed alphabetically.