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]

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

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Raising chickens can be many things: therapeutic, rewarding, fun and for beginners maybe a bit nerve wracking!

There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what is right, what is not and what is just plain weird.

In this definitive guide, we have put together everything you need to know to care for your birds – from chick to chicken to… [Read More]

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 is a home for your hens. Somewhere to keep them safe from predators, warm during winter, dry during rain and… [Read More]

Chicken Nesting Boxes 101 and 13 Best DIY Plans

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Nest boxes aren’t essential for hens to lay eggs, they can (and do) lay where they feel secure.

The nesting box is essential for you, the flock keeper, unless you enjoy searching the yard, outbuildings and under every bush or overhang for eggs!

In this article we cover the basics of nesting boxes including: best placement, recommended sizes, and how many you need for your flock.

We then present both, shop bought solutions, and also… [Read More]