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The Best Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying

I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least. They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free-range. You can walk them on a leash to give them […]

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Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

The Sebright chicken is a small but dynamic bird. It enjoys an almost ‘cult’ following of dedicated breeders and keepers. This pint-sized bird is beautiful to look at and can easily fit in the palm of your hand! It is a product of one man’s imagination and quest to create something different in the poultry […]

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Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

The Sussex breed has been with us as an endearing and beloved hen for at least a few centuries. It has been bred as a dual-purpose hen, excelling at both. It has an exciting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads. The Sussex has enjoyed steady, if not […]

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Just How Loud Are Roosters? 5 Myths Debunked

This question is perennial and comes up frequently, so we decided to take some time to answer the question and give the roosters a break from all the bad press they get! Folks tend to say roosters are very noisy – and yes, they can be, but not as noisy as you might think… While […]

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8 Best Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there. If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some of ours too. When shortlisting the best chicken breeds for small backyards we used the […]

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

Although we recently did an article on the Wyandotte chicken, we have received a lot of inquiries about the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is perhaps the prettiest Wyandotte. So here’s an article on this beautifully marked bird just for those who think it’s ‘the bomb’. In this article, we discuss […]

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How Long Are Eggs Good For?

As chicken keepers, we all enjoy the luxury of freshly laid eggs. It is something you take for granted when you have your supply. Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh? Or how long those store-bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there? Today we will look at how long eggs stay fresh and […]

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How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs For?

We’re often asked here at The Happy Chicken Coop: “how long will my hen lay eggs for”? Like so many ‘simple’ questions there is no straightforward answer, there are many variables – within each breed and each individual hen. A bit like people, no two hens are the same… However with that said, we have […]

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How to Raise Chickens with No Land

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 […]

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