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14 Rarest Chicken Breeds on Homesteads

Are you interested in adding some rare finds to your flock? Every single bird on this list is a stunner with outstanding qualities; it would be a shame if they were to go away. If any of these breeds speak to you, seriously consider adding them to your breeding program so you can boost their […]

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What Is The Deep Litter Method?

What Is The Deep Litter Method?

What Is The Deep Litter Method? (The Short Version) The Deep Litter method involves tossing carbon materials, such as straw, cardboard, hay, or wood chips onto the manure in a chicken coop or barn. Rather than scooping the muck out, layers of carbon are added on top, making a manure and carbon ‘lasagna” of sorts […]

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6 Best Hybrid Chicken Breeds

Nearly all modern chickens today result from carefully cross-bred species in the past. And humankind isn’t finished yet; there are so many mixes that have a ton of benefits. Sometimes mixing two great breeds results in an even better chicken, which is why cross-breeding happens all the time, even today on a massive commercial scale. […]

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Do Chickens Pee? How Do Chickens Pee?

Do Chickens Pee?

Chickens eliminate their waste, urine, and feces in excreta.  This excreta exits the body via the cloaca.  So do chickens pee?  Technically, no.  But how does this work?  And why do chickens excrete this excreta (usually called poop) so often?  Let’s talk about it. How Does the Chicken Digestive System Work?  When you give your […]

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Can Chickens Eat Pineapples?

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples?

Pineapples are very sweet treats, especially for chickens, and because of this, your flock will love this fruit as a treat. Chickens can eat pineapples but should not be given to the flock in excess, and I’ll explain why in-depth, below.  Will Chickens Want to Eat Pineapples?  Yes, the inside of a pineapple has that […]

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Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? 

Can chickens eat tomatoes

Previously, we talked about kiwis, but you may wonder, can chickens eat tomatoes? They’re a staple in many dishes because of their umami flavor and we can eat them raw or cooked. But since it belongs to the nightshade family, it’s a different story for chickens. So, in this article, we’ll discuss the following: If […]

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Do Chickens Sleep Standing Up?

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It’s a common misconception that chickens sleep standing up, but this is hardly the truth.  So how do chickens sleep?  And how can you accommodate that as an owner?  We cover everything you need to know and more, so let’s get into it! How Do Chickens Sleep? Do Chickens Sleep Standing Up?  Chickens prefer to […]

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Can Chickens Eat Kiwi?—Everything You Need to Know

Can chickens eat kiwi

Offering a variety of fruits to our backyard flock is fun and rewarding because of their nutritional value, but what about kiwis? Can chickens eat kiwi? This emerald-green goodness wrapped in fuzzy brown skin may not be the most mouth-watering treat for birds, but they have a lot to offer. So, in this article, we’ll […]

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Can Chickens Eat Peanut Butter?

Are you wondering if it’s safe to feed your chicken a bit of peanut butter? Whether you want to take a spoonful of peanut butter out to your favorite hen as a treat or toss out unfinished peanut butter and jelly sandwich to the flock, we’ve got the answer to help you keep your feathered […]

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Why Is My Chicken Sneezing?

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Chicken sneezes used to be one of my all-time favorite sounds on the homestead. It was right up there with the babbling artisanal spring, gentle breezes rustling through our giant western cedars, and the sound of my content mare munching on her alfalfa. Chicken sneezes aren’t particularly pleasant or rustically romantic to hear. Still, they’re […]

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