7 Must Read Chicken Books for Backyard Chicken Keepers

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I was recently asked what my ‘go to’ books are, if I need advice or ideas with raising chickens.

Whilst we cover almost everything imaginable about chickens at The Happy Chicken Coop, there is still something nice about having a paper book!

Without hesitation, I could think of five books which have helped me with practical ideas and advice and a reference for all things chicken!

There is no particular order to my list… [Read More]

Do Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe

Do Possums Eat Chickens How To Keep Your Flock Safe Blog Cover

Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states.

It is one of numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens.

And yes, opossums will eat chickens.

In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.

What Is A Possum?

Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need… [Read More]

Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

Cream Legbar Chicken Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You Blog Cover

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs.

It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped.

As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact it took several decades of study, research and testing to get the bird we know today.

In this article we explore the Cream Legbars’ temperament, if… [Read More]

25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More)

25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More) Blog Cover

This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know.

Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends!

Surprisingly, it was hard to narrow down the list to 25 – there are lots of interesting tidbits out there, so we hope you enjoy our selection.

Some are amusing, some thought provoking – others just plain… [Read More]

Automatic Chicken Waterers: What’s Best For Your Flock

Automatic Chicken Waterers What’s Best For Your Flock Blog Cover

Today we are going to be talking all about automatic chicken waterers.

Certainly an automatic system can save you time, but is it worth the investment? You can spend a lot of money on some of the automatic systems available, so you should try to find the best bang for your buck.

This is where our article helps.

We will explain what to consider when choosing a chicken waterer, the various types available and much… [Read More]