5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Lamp; Our Favorite

This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right! Chicken coop heaters. Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old-timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop. However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate. […]

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Ducks In The Summer Heat

It’s the middle of summer, and it is boiling outside. Nobody wants to complain – after all, the bitter chill of winter is likely still fresh on your mind! – but there are some considerations you need to make when raising livestock, including ducks in the summer heat.  Ducks are enjoyable animals to raise, especially […]

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Heated Chicken Waterer: What’s Best for Your Flock?

It’s getting to be that time of year again when those of us in ‘the frozen North’ can all look forward to frozen drinking troughs and waterers and a trek through the snow to take fresh water to our flock. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do that trek several times a […]

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Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting. Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them. Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in […]

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Cold Hardiness of Quails: How to Raise Quails in Winter

Are you planning to raise quails? Do you already own a few of these delightful birds? Either way, we are here to help teach you about the cold hardiness of quails.  Most people would prefer raising quails to chickens due to their minimum requirements. They would do well nesting on the ground, and they don’t […]

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14 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

Our color theme for this article is black chicken breeds! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are, of course, several more black breeds, but they are […]

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Bovans Brown Chicken Breed: Everything You Need to Know

Are you planning to kickstart a poultry business with the latest commercial birds like Bovans Brown chicken breed? These chickens are prolific brown egg layers, but what do the numbers say about them?  Today, we’ll introduce you to the world of Bovan Browns and share with you there: history and background disposition towards fellow chicken/ […]

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Amberlink Chicken Breed – Laying, Temperament, Characteristics

Having an Amberlink chicken in your flock pretty much guarantees it a year-round spot on the “Employee of The Month” wall!  With a terrific blend of sought-after traits, the Amberlink is a very well-balanced, all-around performance chicken with an excellent temperament. A champion egg layer with strong shelled and beautiful medium-dark brown eggs, Amberlink is […]

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How to Introduce Ducks to Chickens — A Guide for New Duck Owners

Have you been planning to add waterfowls to your chicken flock? If something’s holding you back, we bet that the thought of how to introduce ducks to chickens is one of the things that put you in a dilemma. You may wonder how your existing flock may react and if keeping ducks and chickens is […]

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How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that this would be an excellent time to talk about the chick and laying season imminent now. How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age, and the season. Some breeds lay furiously, […]

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