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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Should You Use Sand In Your Chicken Coop?

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Most folks use convention bedding materials in the coop, spreading straw, hay or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people however, use sand as flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of using sand as a bedding material in the coop and run. Here […]

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Chicken Names: Best List of Names for Your Flock

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Someone once asked me if my chickens had names. I replied “of course, don’t your children have names?” OK – so I’m not quite to the point of thinking my chickens are ‘real children’ – my hens are much better behaved! This article is a bit of fun to see what names people have come […]

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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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How to Keep Hens Cool on a Hot Summers Day

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Here in the Northeast, we have been blessed with seemingly unending hot, humid days with little to no rain. For us humans, we simply retreat to the air-conditioned house, but what about your flock? Chickens can’t sweat like us, nor can they remove their feather jackets, so what can we do to help them keep […]

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