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Homemade DIY Flock Block For Chickens Recipe

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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

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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

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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

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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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Top 6 Christmas Presents For Your Chickens

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Yes it’s that time of year again! There are cards and presents to think about, lists to make, food to prepare and families to organize. It can be a frantic and expensive time of year. Fortunately, your chickens won’t worry about a card or how much you spent on their presents- they are happy just […]

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How To Prevent Frostbite During Winter?

During these cold winter months, your girls have a lot more to worry about than lack of daylight! One of the biggest problems which can occur is frostbite. It was Ben Franklin that said ‘an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure’. He may not have been talking about chickens at the […]

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Biosecurity and Keeping Rodent Activity At A Minimum

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Exactly what is biosecurity? It’s one of those words that gets’ thrown around a lot these days, but many people are still unsure exactly what it means. Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures put into place to prevent transmission of diseases/infections to your chickens. In its basic form, it is a set of safeguards […]

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7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates

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The winter weather here in upstate New York during the winter can be brutal, and certain breeds of chicken just don’t survive here. It’s crucial that when you’re considering which breed of chicken to get, you take into account your local climate in addition to the bird’s natural climate. A mismatch of the two can […]

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Chapter Six: Winterizing Your Run

Chapter Six Predator Proofing Your Chickens’ Run

Welcome to the sixth and final chapter of Keeping Chickens in the Winter: The Definitive Guide. In this chapter we will discuss how to make sure your chickens’ run is ready for the winter. During the winter you shouldn’t let your chickens free range: they should be kept in the coop/run area, and this is […]

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