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Heated Chicken Waterer: What’s Best for Your Flock?

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when those of us in ‘the frozen North’ can all look forward to frozen drinking troughs and waterers and a trek through the snow to take fresh water to our flock. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do that trek several times a […]

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Chicken Water Nipples: All You Need To Know

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Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years. In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years. One of the biggest benefits of drinking nipples is the fact that it keeps the water […]

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Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying One

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I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least. They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free range. You can walk them on the leash to give […]

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Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

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The Sebright chicken is a small but dynamic bird. It enjoys an almost ‘cult’ following of dedicated breeders and keepers. This pint-sized bird is beautiful to look at and can easily fit in the palm of your hand! It is a product of one man’s imagination and his quest to create something different in the […]

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The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed

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Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it. Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and research to feeding all poultry exactly what they need. If your hens are eating the […]

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Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

An endearing and beloved hen, the Sussex breed has been with us for at least a couple of centuries now. It has been bred as a dual purpose hen, excelling at both. It has an interesting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads. The Sussex has enjoyed a […]

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Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds

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We stretched the ‘lap’ chicken to house chicken, but it boils down to the same thing: a chicken that is comfortable to be in a house with people, and can be considered a companion bird. A bird that will thrive in a secure confined space with its favorite owner. We considered ‘good’ egg laying as […]

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Top 8 Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

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Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there. If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some of ours too. When shortlisting the best chicken breeds for small backyards we used the […]

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Cackle Hatchery: What You Should Know Before Buying

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We have been asked by several people how to find out which are the best hatcheries to get your chicks from. Cackle Hatchery are one of the largest hatcheries in the US. In this article we have put together a guide on how you can assess the hatchery yourself. You can then make an informed decision […]

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Just How Loud Are Roosters? 5 Myths Debunked

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This question is perennial and comes up pretty frequently, so we thought we would take some time to answer the question and hopefully give the roosters a break from all the bad press they get! Folks tend to say roosters are very noisy – and yes they can be, but not as noisy as you […]

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