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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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Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

From time to time, we get questions about the hens’ ability to fly. So today we are going to answer this very question for you. The short answer is: yes! As always though, there is more to the answer so read on my friends. Our backyard hens are the noble descendants of the red or […]

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?

Sounds like a simple question right? However, there are many costs to ‘having a chicken’, so today we are going to meander through the cost of the birds and their associated needs. Roughly speaking your costs can be divided up into the chickens, feed, housing and maintenance or fixed costs. Without a doubt the most […]

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Happy New Year. Happy New Chicks?

Happy New Year! If you are a gardener, you have been poring over seed catalogs, feverishly planning the layout of your garden. If you are a chicken addict you have been studying the catalogs trying to decide which breed you want to add to your flock this year. Perhaps a certain breed didn’t work out […]

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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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Seven of the Biggest Chicken Myths

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Sometimes old wives tales linger on long enough to become folk legends that people still believe in to this day. As people become more and more disconnected from their food source, the ‘legends’  continue and can even expand. Over the years I’ve heard many myths about chickens, some entertaining, but others just outright lies! We […]

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Are You Prepared For Chicken Trouble? How to Create a Backup Plan

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Today we are going to look at a few of the problems and issues that can come with caring for chickens. Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens, but for any livestock you are caring for- even pets. Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water and house them so it’s impossible […]

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What to Ask Breeders before Buying Your Chickens

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Spring is soon upon us, and it will be time to think seriously about getting some new chickens! I try to get a few each year so that the egg production can be maintained through the winter, it also allows the older girls to stop producing as frequently or even completely. As always, it’s highly […]

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Homemade DIY Flock Block For Chickens Recipe

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If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that my hens get spoilt and have lots of snacks. I’ve even written about their favorite 9 healthy snacks and table scraps! However, one of their absolute favorite snacks is flock block. During this time of year, flock blocks are fantastic. My hens love to […]

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