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6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

I have to smile at this article about the broody hen.  Since I currently have two hens determined to be broody! Fortunately for us Northern chicken keepers, broodiness is pretty much confined to the summer months. Broody hens can mean trouble for your flock and egg supply! To make matters worse, broodiness can often spread […]

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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are pretty normal and will resolve themselves independently, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article, we will look at the causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to help your birds. Our […]

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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher quality ones are more expensive but in terms of your flock’s health, it’s definitely worth […]

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The Definitive List of Chicken Treats: What Can Chickens Eat?

We all love to give our hens tidbits, but just what can chickens eat? I’m sure you’ve wondered what treats you can safely give to chickens, so we have put together this definitive list containing over 200 snacks. If you want to search for a specific snack you can use our tool below. Or you […]

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Grey Chicken Breeds

There are quite a few breeds out there that look grey, so if you’re looking for one of these beautiful birds you have quite a few options to pick from! Most have feathers that are composed of various shades ranging from almost black to pale silver and others are more uniform or even extravagantly patterned. […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

Ornamental chicken breeds are a variety that is not known for their egg or meat production but has value in their unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs are less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds available […]

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Clipping Chickens Wings and Other Things to Consider

Chickens are probably not on your radar when you think of birds that fly, but quite a few breeds are very good at it! There’s nothing quite as frustrating as chasing after one of your favorite birds that have “flown the coop” to protect her from being eaten or run over by a car. Hens […]

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Raise Chickens for Profit

If you’ve been bitten by the chicken bug and dream about quitting your city job and raising thousands of fluffy chicks, you might want to pump the brakes. Here’s how to raise chickens for profit. But just a bit! Agricultural work is notoriously difficult in both the sheer amount of physical work and the daily […]

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Top 7 Duck Predators: How to Know Which and Prevention

Ducks are far more vulnerable to duck predators than their barnyard poultry peers, chickens. There is an excellent reason the phrase “sitting duck” was coined. These meat and egg birds have no natural means of self-defense against common duck predators. Their beaks are rounded, their toenails are not sharp enough to cause harm, and nearly […]

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How Many People Have Gotten Chickens in the Past Five Years?

How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years? The answer might surprise you. Thinking about getting chickens in 2022? If so, you aren’t alone. In the last five years, especially in the last year, raising backyard chickens has exploded. There are several reasons why. The statistics alone prove something you probably already […]

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