7 Must Read Chicken Books for Backyard Chicken Keepers

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I was recently asked what my ‘go to’ books are, if I need advice or ideas with raising chickens.

Whilst we cover almost everything imaginable about chickens at The Happy Chicken Coop, there is still something nice about having a paper book!

Without hesitation, I could think of five books which have helped me with practical ideas and advice and a reference for all things chicken!

There is no particular order to my list… [Read More]

25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More)

25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More) Blog Cover

This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know.

Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends!

Surprisingly, it was hard to narrow down the list to 25 – there are lots of interesting tidbits out there, so we hope you enjoy our selection.

Some are amusing, some thought provoking – others just plain… [Read More]

Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More Blog Cover

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles.

This unusual looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple, for many indigenous peoples of South America adding eggs and meat to their diet.

Although originally a tropical bird it has adapted well to a variety of climates and can thrive in temperatures down to 10°F.

It has become a common sight across much of the US and… [Read More]

What Do Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

What Do Ducks Eat Everything You Need To Know Blog Cover

A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them and much more.

As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics and the way they waddled!

We used to feed them old bread (a big no-no nowadays), but back then we… [Read More]

Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures) Blog Cover

Putting together a list of our favorite roosters is quite daunting!

When choosing a rooster, you need to remember that their primary job is procreation and guarding the flock. Many do not enjoy being cuddled or even picked up – this is their nature not a fault.

I have never had good success in importing a rooster to the flock – they come with baggage and attitude. If you are very lucky, you may get… [Read More]