Top 10 Mistakes People Make Raising Chickens

Being a new chicken owner is fun and exciting, and it is easy to become enamored with chickens and their adorable antics. Generally speaking, chickens are hearty little creatures that often take great care of themselves. But mistakes are made, and here are my top 10 mistakes made starting off raising chickens. Had I known […]

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Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment

Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness.  An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often becomes an area to watch for illness, is the vent (a.k.a cloaca). It is common, […]

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15 Amazing Facts About Fertilized Chicken Eggs

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Since hatching season will soon be upon us, we thought we would gather together some fascinating facts about fertile eggs. While you may know everything about fertilized eggs already, it’s always good to have a review once in a while just in case you missed something. As we go along, we will try and break […]

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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What Do Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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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 […]

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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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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure… Building a Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop […]

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