Help, My Neighbor Hates My Chickens!

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In an ideal world, everyone would love chickens but the truth is some people hate chickens.

They look upon the living creature as ‘noisy nuggets’, so what happens when your neighbor hates your chickens and starts causing a commotion?

This is certainly an unpleasant situation but normally one which can be amicably resolved.

Today, we are going to take a look at some strategies that might defuse the neighbor and avoid all sorts of unpleasantness… [Read More]

How to Raise Chickens with No Land

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Lots of people want to keep chickens but they live in the city or suburban areas with small backyards. They think they can’t raise chickens because they don’t have enough space!

Keeping chickens when you have a small or no yard is a bit tricky, but can be done with a good deal of planning and forethought.

Whilst typically the more room chickens have the better- there are always ways to get around having a small… [Read More]

Should I Free Range My Chickens? Learn What’s Best for Your Hens

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Many people ask if it’s safe to free range their flock. As with most questions, there is no simple yes or no. To really answer this question you need to understand the pros and cons of free ranging your hens.

First, let’s define ‘free range’. For most of us, we have an idyllic picture in our mind of hens wandering over the yard on a beautiful sunny day, free to go wherever they want, right?

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’.

The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy of flock dynamics and it came into popular usage in the 1930s.

At times the pecking order can make life… [Read More]

How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs.

I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning and the family love eating them for breakfast!

But what do you do if your chickens aren’t laying eggs? How can you get your chickens to start laying eggs?

Unfortunately there is no way to… [Read More]