About Me

Welcome to Smart Chickens, your ultimate destination for all things backyard chicken keeping! I’m Pramodh, a writer and passionate enthusiast who believe in the joys and rewards of raising backyard chickens. 

In that same regard, my mission is to provide you with comprehensive, informative, and inspiring resources that inspire you to take the easiest step towards self-sufficiency: letting the chickens do the work!

My Story

Pramodh Jayalath holding ducks
I’m holding ducks but they’re like chickens, right?


My love for chickens began with a simple desire to connect with nature, taking care of plants was way too time-consuming and boring. So instead, me and my mum decided to build a coop and purchase some hens (and a rooster). 

What started as a humble backyard project — with no eggs for the first three months (until we realized our mistakes) — quickly grew into a full-fledged flock complete with chicks, pullets, and of course, daily eggs! 

As I started to understand all the intricacies of chicken rearing (which wasn’t much, to be honest), I realized that I wasn’t just raising chickens, but connecting directly with one of my food sources and also getting back in touch with the environment.

Driven by this passion and the desire to share and improve upon my knowledge, I created Smart Chickens. 

Here, my goal is to inspire you and provide you with a one-stop resource hub for all your backyard chicken needs. Whether you’re a seasoned chicken keeper or a curious beginner, I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

What This Website Can Offer You

  • Comprehensive Guides: I’ve created many in-depth guides covering everything you need to know about starting and maintaining your backyard chicken coop. From selecting the right breeds to building a predator-proof coop, I’ve got you covered.

  • Expert Tips: Me and my team of chicken enthusiasts and experts share valuable insights and practical tips to help you ensure the health, happiness, and productivity of your chickens.

  • Product Recommendations: I understand that the right tools and supplies can be the difference between having fresh eggs in your mailbox (Oh! I meant a nesting box), can make all the difference in your chicken-keeping journey. This is why I provide carefully curated product recommendations to help you make informed decisions.

  • Inspiration: Raising backyard chickens isn’t just a hobby – it’s a lifestyle. Throughout this blog, I’ll share stories, experiences, and real-life anecdotes that will inspire you to create your own chicken utopia in your own backyard.

Contact Me 

Got questions, feedback, or a chicken-related story to share? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to me through the Contact page.

Thank you for visiting Smart Chickens. I’m excited to be a part of your backyard chicken journey and look forward to helping you create a thriving and fulfilling chicken-keeping experience.

So until then, feed ’em grain and keep ’em cluckin!

-Pramodh Jayalath