Raising Geese to Protect Chickens

Raising geese to protect chickens

Chickens are an amazing addition to every homestead or small farm but unfortunately many other animals like them just as much as we do. While many people choose to keep their chickens safely cooped up not all breeds can handle the confinement. Others were bred particularly for their ability to forage and free range, so […]

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17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

Blue is a very common and very old color variation in chickens and is being bred into more and more breeds each year. There’s no question why – blue is absolutely gorgeous in chickens! Luckily this popularity is making it easier and easier to find and anyone can add a fun splash of color to […]

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The Cornish Cross Chicken

Cornish Cross Chicken

When you go to the grocery store or market the chicken you find is most likely a Cornish Cross! This was the “breed” that revolutionized how people eat chicken in the United States and many other countries. Chicken dinners used to be more of a special occasion meal, but once this fast growing, efficient cross […]

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4 Most Popular Bali Chicken Breeds and What You Should Know

4 Most Popular Bali Chicken Breeds and What You Should Know

If you’re thinking about raising backyard chickens, you’ll have plenty to consider – but the Bali chicken breed list is extensive. What is a Bali chicken breed? Why, one that was developed in Bali, of course! There are several groups of chickens that are native to Indonesia, including Ayunai, Banten, Balenggek, Bangkok, Bekisar, Burgo, Cangehgar, […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones! If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

An ornamental chicken breed is a variety which is not known for its egg or meat production but has value in its unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs is less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds […]

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Raise Chickens for Profit

Chickens for Profit

If you’ve been bitten by the chicken bug and dream about quitting your city job and raising thousands of fluffy chicks, you might want to pump the brakes a bit. But just a bit! Agricultural work is notoriously difficult in both the sheer amount of physical work and the daily struggle to actually turn a […]

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Clipping Chicken Wings and Other Things to Consider

Clipping Chicken Wings and Other Things to Consider

Chickens are probably not on your radar when you think of birds that fly, but quite a few breeds are actually very good at it! There’s nothing quite as frustrating as chasing after one of your favorite birds that has “flown the coop” in an effort to protect her from being eaten or run over […]

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Top 7 Duck Predators: How to Know Which and Prevention

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Ducks are far more vulnerable to predators than their barnyard poultry peers, chickens. There is a very good reason the phrase “sitting duck” was coined. These meat and egg birds have no natural means of self defense against common duck predators. Their beaks are rounded, their toenails are not sharp enough to cause harm, and […]

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Flocks Guardian: Guard Animals to Protect Chickens

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It can be difficult to protect your chickens from everything, but when it comes to predators there are a few options out there! The easiest and most effective way is to keep your birds housed in a secure run and coop. If predators can’t get in then they can’t kill your birds. However, if you […]

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