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All You Need To Know About Rooster Crowing

rooster crowing

Cock-a-doodle-do, is a universally known sound that just about everyone knows. Roosters are loud and proud and like to let everyone know they are in the neighborhood! But seriously, why do they crow? There are several reasons why a rooster may crow, and we will run through those here, but maybe a rooster crows just […]

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Abacot Ranger Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Abacot Duck Breed

The Abacot Ranger duck is a breed of domestic ducks that originated in the United Kingdom. They are known for being very tame and docile. They were originally bred as pets but have since been used to produce eggs. One of the more rare breeds of ducks, Abacot Rangers, has a gorgeous appearance and a […]

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How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round-  introducing new chickens to our flock!? In fact, with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long. After the first weekend, we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it, we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back […]

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Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

Chicken Feather Loss Cause and Cure

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst. Has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator, and chicken feather loss is normally much less […]

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Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Buff Orpington

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington? People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry! As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly […]

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Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly

Diatomaceous Earth and chickens

Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly If you’re looking for natural ways to treat your flock for parasites, you may want to add to your care plan diatomaceous earth for chickens. More and more chicken owners have jumped on board with natural methods of coop care in recent years. Luckily, more […]

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Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world! It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices. Why is it so successful? They certainly are a bird that […]

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47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Keeping Backyard Chickens”

Backyard Chicken Owners

Keeping backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens? These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every […]

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Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens

11 ways you can accidentally kill your chickens

Over recent years, many people have taken the plunge and decide to keep chickens. Unfortunately, some people have done so without doing even basic research into the care and upkeep of their flock. Subsequently, some birds languish or die simply from a lack of appropriate care or attention. This is certainly something you don’t want and […]

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Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors, Temperament and More…

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The Jersey Giant breed is very aptly named. It is the largest purebred chicken in the US and probably the world! The only other breed that comes close are the Brahmas’ – we will discuss them in a future article. Once seen, this splendid bird is unlikely to be forgotten since its size alone makes […]

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