What to Ask Breeders before Buying Your Chickens

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Spring is soon upon us, and it will be time to think seriously about getting some new chickens!

I try to get a few each year so that the egg production can be maintained through the winter, it also allows the older girls to stop producing as frequently or even completely.

As always, it’s highly recommended you read as much as you can about chickens in general. If you have specific breeds in mind,… [Read More]

Homemade DIY Flock Block For Chickens Recipe

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If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that my hens get spoilt and have lots of snacks.

I’ve even written about their favorite 9 healthy snacks and table scraps!

However, one of their absolute favorite snacks is flock block.

During this time of year, flock blocks are fantastic. My hens love to peck and when the ground freezes over they can’t peck. My solution… homemade flock block.

It keeps there… [Read More]

Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter

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Chickens are an incredibly hardy animal and you will find them in many cold places throughout the world.

There are people in Alaska, Canada and many other chilly places that keep chickens without too much difficulty- as long as you are resourceful! The temperature in certain areas of Alaska has been known to drop to -20F!

Whilst certain breeds are better in the cold than others, with enough preparation any breed will be fine during… [Read More]

Top 10 Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015

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I’m sure you’ll agree 2015 has been a fantastic year for backyard chicken keepers!

This year we’ve made our own mealworm farm, ran the annual backyard chickens blog award, and even interviewed 43 backyard chicken keepers– it’s been a very hectic year!

We thought it would be a great idea to make our last blog post of 2015 a collection of all of your favorite articles throughout the year.

Let’s take a… [Read More]

Top 6 Christmas Presents For Your Chickens

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Yes it’s that time of year again! There are cards and presents to think about, lists to make, food to prepare and families to organize. It can be a frantic and expensive time of year.

Fortunately, your chickens won’t worry about a card or how much you spent on their presents- they are happy just to see you!

However, if your girls have treated you to lots of fresh eggs this year, or if you’re… [Read More]