Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.

How Many Nesting Boxes For 20 Chickens (+Calculator)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Hens use their nesting boxes solely to lay eggs and love the private and secluded place they have for themselves. But how many nesting boxes should you install with a rather large flock? Is it necessary to provide one nesting box per hen? Or is less, even in chickens’ nesting boxes, more? Let’s find out […]

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How Many Nesting Boxes For 10 Chickens (+ Calculator)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens use their nesting boxes solely to lay eggs. But depending on the breeds you own and the number of chickens, you’ll need enough nesting boxes, so every hen has a secluded place to lay eggs. Let’s find out how many nesting boxes to provide for a flock of 10 chickens and more. How many […]

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10 Great Ways To Keep Chickens Out Of The Garden

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens can be real Houdini’s. They jump or flap over the fence and wander off to your neighbor’s backyard or vegetable garden. Or maybe you’re not a chicken owner but get some unwanted visitors from time to time, destroying your plants. There are many humane, easy, and straightforward ways to keep your chickens inside the […]

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5 Easy Steps To Ferment Chicken Feed

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

There are many advantages to fermenting your chickens’ feed, and it only takes up to 2 minutes or less per day of your time. Why not try it and cut your feed cost, keep healthier chickens and get higher-quality eggs? We’ll explain the process in five easy steps so everyone can try it! First, we’ll […]

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How Many Chickens Are in the World in 2022? (Chicken Statistics)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens are the most abundant and widespread domestic livestock in the world. The total number of chickens worldwide has tripled since 1990, from 10.6 billion birds to over 34.4 billion in 2022. The spectacular growth results from the rising global demand for eggs and meat. Unfortunately, this all comes with a price. Chickens are the […]

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Will Chickens Eat Snow For Water?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Yes, chickens can and will eat snow for water during winter, especially if no other water source is available. Chickens are hardy animals that do very well during harsh and cold winters; they don’t mind eating snow instead of water and will even do so even if there is plenty of water around. But there […]

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A-Frame Chicken Coop Plan – Free Plan & DIY Instructions

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

We created an A-Frame chicken coop plan with step-by-step instructions. The A-frame coop is an affordable solution that’s easy to build, even if you lack woodworking skills. It’s an ideal DIY project for the weekend. The chicken coop provides space for 3 to 4 chickens. The plan is flexible enough to make the coop bigger […]

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Can Roosters Eat Layer Feed?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. Layer feed isn’t toxic to roosters; they won’t get sick from eating layer feed. But this type of chicken feed isn’t ideal for roosters as they have other nutritional needs than laying hens. Let’s address all possible risks of feeding roosters layer feed […]

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DIY Chicken Coop Plan for 4 to 6 Chickens – Easy

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

We created a simple and straightforward chicken coop plan with step-by-step instructions. Everybody can build it, even if you lack woodworking skills. It’s an ideal DIY project for the weekend. The chicken coop provides space for 3 to 4 medium chickens or six small chickens (or bantams). The plan is flexible enough to make the […]

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Scaly Leg Mites in Chickens – Symptoms & Treatment

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Scaly leg mites make a chicken’s leg look thick, scabby, and rough. It’s very common in domestic poultry and can be dangerous when left untreated. We discuss the condition, the symptoms, and how you can treat and prevent scaly leg mites in chickens. What are Scaly Leg Mites? Scaly leg mites are microscopic critters that […]

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