Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

7 Deadly Winter Predators How to Stop Them

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous.

Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter months, only bears truly hibernate. Raccoons, possums and foxes will hunker down and stay in their dens until the worst of the weather has passed. Then they are out to hunt and they are hungry.

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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 peck and when the ground freezes over they can’t peck. My solution… homemade flock block.

It keeps there… [Read More]

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 this disease, even though it is very widespread. To find out if it is endemic in your area, call… [Read More]

Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter

Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter Blog Cover

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!

Whilst certain breeds are better in the cold than others, with enough preparation any breed will be fine during… [Read More]

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 post of 2015 a collection of all of your favorite articles throughout the year.

Let’s take a… [Read More]