Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

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This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers).

A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed.

It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom and is very capable of surviving in adverse conditions.

In this article we discuss everything you need to know about the Andalusian Chicken.

History of Andalusian Chickens

The true origins of this breed are… [Read More]

Chicken Supplies: 7 Things Every Flock Needs

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Keeping chickens is relaxing and enjoyable, but before you get your fluffy little friends there are a few things you should have ready.

Just as we need some furniture, carpets and other goodies to make our homes complete, so do chickens.

They aren’t as demanding as most folks, but there are a few supplies they need.

We have put together a list of chicken supplies we think every coop should have or may need. Of… [Read More]

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

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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?

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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]