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7 Things You Must Prepare Before Your Chicks Arrive

The time is approaching- your chicks are going to be delivered soon, but are you totally prepared? It may seem like you have everything, but if it’s your first time there’s a good chance you may have missed something. You don’t want to be running round like a headless chicken when they arrive, so it’s […]

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When Will My Chicken Start Laying Eggs?

The excitement of buying chicks is usually only surpassed by the arrival of that first egg! While you are caring for them as chicks, there is much to do and think about. It isn’t until they become ungainly ‘teenagers’, eating us out of house and home, that our thoughts turn to the question- when will […]

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What to Ask Breeders before Buying Your Chickens

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Chicken Winter Boredom Busters! How to Keep Your Hens Happy During Winter

The cold, gloomy days of winter are here and everyone can get bored, even chickens! Boredom leads to mischief such as feather picking, egg eating, squabbling and a miserable disposition. We have put together some ideas for helping to relieve boredom for your flock and to help them to live together harmoniously throughout the winter […]

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Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter months, only bears truly hibernate. Raccoons, possums and foxes will hunker down and stay in […]

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Homemade DIY Flock Block For Chickens Recipe

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 […]

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All You Need To Know About Marek’s Disease

Marek’s disease is an insidious disease that catches many keepers by surprise. Its effect on your flock can be devastating. We’ve discussed Marek’s in the past, however there is much mis-information out there, so this article will clarify matters for you and your birds. Many keepers are lucky enough to go a lifetime and never see […]

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Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter

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! […]

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Top 10 Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015

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 […]

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