Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

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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]

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 them exercise; this will help to keep them healthy.

So, what exactly is a chicken harness, how do they… [Read More]

How Long Do Chickens Live: 6 Factors That Impact Life Expectancy

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We all love our chickens, but how long do they live? The answer to the question can depend on so many things.

Nowadays, hens have become productive pets for thousands of people and we want the best for them, so knowing something about what to expect is really important.

Today, we are going to take a look at the lifespan of the average chicken and talk about some of the things that can affect their… [Read More]

Egg Float Test: Is it a Myth?

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We have all heard of it, but what exactly is it?

The egg float test is a simple test which checks for the egg’s freshness.

But is it just an old wives’ tale or does this test actually work?

Today’s topic is just that, we’re going to explain the egg float test, how to do it and whether it is accurate. We will also discuss how best to store your eggs – especially in these… [Read More]

Chicken Noises: How to Understand What They Mean

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Did you know that chickens can produce over 24 distinct sounds/calls?

If you answered yes – you are right, but do you know what each of them mean?

Research has shown us that they talk about a lot of things – from food to danger.

They can combine these noises to make even more ‘dialog’ and tailor the dialog to the chicken they are talking to, as humans do.

In this article… [Read More]