Help, My Neighbor Hates My Chickens!

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In an ideal world, everyone would love chickens but the truth is some people hate chickens.

They look upon the living creature as ‘noisy nuggets’, so what happens when your neighbor hates your chickens and starts causing a commotion?

This is certainly an unpleasant situation but normally one which can be amicably resolved.

Today, we are going to take a look at some strategies that might defuse the neighbor and avoid all sorts of unpleasantness… [Read More]

How Long Are Eggs Good For?

How Long Are Eggs Good For?

As chicken keepers, we all enjoy the luxury of freshly laid eggs.

It is something you take for granted when you have your own supply.

Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh for? Or how long those store bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there?

Today we are going to look at exactly how long eggs stay fresh for and also how to test how fresh an egg is.

Along the way we will… [Read More]

How to Keep Hens Cool on a Hot Summers Day

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Here in the Northeast, we have been blessed with seemingly unending hot, humid days with little to no rain. For us humans, we simply retreat to the air-conditioned house, but what about your flock?

Chickens can’t sweat like us, nor can they remove their feather jackets, so what can we do to help them keep cool?

A hens’ normal body temperature is between 104-107F which helps them to be more resistant to cold- the heat… [Read More]

The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

For those of you who don’t yet raise chickens, the life of a backyard chicken keeper can seem like a strange and confusing world.

It doesn’t need to be though!

In this article we talk you through exactly what hens need to be healthy and good egg layers.

Many folks spoil their chickens in many ways– I’m guilty too, but hens need very few things to lead a happy and healthy life.

The basics… [Read More]

Tips to Keep Your Hens Laying Eggs

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Eggs come in many shapes and sizes from the tiny quail eggs to the huge ostrich egg. Although the shape is generally oval, sometimes things go awry and you end up with an odd looking egg.

While you can’t fix everything, here are some ways in which your hens’ eggs will be better made and look more attractive.

When pullets start to lay, it can be erratic with some strange misshapen eggs at times. This is… [Read More]