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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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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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Top 10 Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015

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I’m sure you’ll agree 2015 has been a fantastic year for backyard chicken keepers! This year we’ve made our own mealworm farm, ran the annual backyard chickens blog award, and even interviewed 43 backyard chicken keepers– it’s been a very hectic year! We thought it would be a great idea to make our last blog […]

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Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015

Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015

As many of you who read this blog will know, two weeks ago we started The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015. You have been voting in your thousands and last Monday (6th July) the voting lines were closed. Before we get to the results I want to thank everybody who turned up and voted […]

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