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White Meat vs Dark Meat Chicken

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So you’re just getting into cooking your homegrown chicken, but the whole white meat vs. dark meat chicken debate has you feeling confused. It might get you asking which is which, where each comes from, and whether there are any differences. To give you a quick answer, white meat is more commonly used, with a […]

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Chicken Playground: How To Build One

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Keeping chickens as backyard pets has become increasingly popular, and enthusiasts are always looking for ways to enhance their feathered friends’ quality of life. Creating a chicken playground is one creative and rewarding way to do so. These are especially helpful for your flock when they can’t free-range because they give them the mental stimulation […]

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My Chicken Ate Glass: What Should I Do?

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So you just watched, in horror, as your chicken blissfully pecked at some broken glass; now what? Chickens are curious creatures who hunt and peck for anything dime-sized or smaller. And if that object is shiny or different, they are likelier to spot and try it–glass is no exception. In this article, we’ll understand the […]

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Infectious Bronchitis in Chickens 

Infectious Bronchitis in Chickens

Did you know that the coronavirus also affects chickens? Infectious bronchitis virus, often called IBV for simplicity, belongs to the same coronavirus strain that mostly affects poultry. It is highly contagious and will cause your flock many issues if infected. The good news is that there is a vaccine for IBV, though most backyard chicken […]

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Java Chicken Breed Profile: Everything You Should Know

Java Chicken Breed Profile

Did you know that the Java chicken is the second oldest chicken breed? Javas are an old heritage breed developed in the United States in the early 1800s but originated from the Java Islands before then. Unfortunately, the breed is not well documented. According to the Livestock Conservancy, they are listed as critical, making them […]

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Rickets in Chickens: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

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Are your chickens beginning to have weird postures? Do they walk funny or sometimes don’t walk at all? If you happen to see these unusual behaviors with your chickens, you might want to know about rickets in chickens. Rickets is often called “poverty of the bones” caused by an unbalanced diet with key nutrient deficiencies. […]

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My Chicken Ate a Frog: Now What?

My Chicken Ate a Frog

So your chicken just ate a frog or a toad…what does that mean, and should you be concerned? Generally, it’s not an issue unless your chicken suffocates or eats a poison frog. Chickens are omnivores. They eat a variety of foods, including both plant and animal matter. While chickens primarily consume grains, seeds, insects, and […]

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Do Chickens Attack Humans

Chicken Noises- How to Understand What They Mean

If you’ve ever mentioned that you have or want to have chickens in your backyard, someone is bound to mention the time they got attacked by a mean rooster as a kid. But why do chickens attack humans? And is there anything you can do to prevent it? We cover all of that and more […]

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Amoxicillin for Chickens: Uses, Dosage, and Risks

Have you ever asked yourself what kind of medication you can give to your sick chickens? Bacterial infections present a substantial risk to flock well-being, both on small and large-scale operations. One or a few of your chickens may show signs of infection, leading you to this article. Fortunately, Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that offers […]

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My Chicken Ate Styrofoam: Now What?

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You didn’t know what happened, but for some reason, your chickens got some of the styrofoam you had safely kept in storage. And in this not-so-lucky scenario, your chickens ate styrofoam. What will happen to them? What should you do next? Chickens seem to gravitate towards styrofoam, which is unfortunate when you learn that ingesting […]

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