How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual amount of room chickens need.

The amount of room chickens need really depends on a few key points. Firstly, are… [Read More]

All You Need To Know About Rooster Spurs

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Spurs. Just the sound of the word makes me nervous. The pain that’s been caused by these bone-like structures has given a name to other devices intended to cause discomfort (think cowboy spurs).

If you have roosters, you know spurs are one of the most nerve-wracking things about roosters, or your barn in general. 

A rooster spur to the back of the leg is excruciatingly painful, and could even be deadly, and it can… [Read More]

8 Simple Tips for Breeding Chickens

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Whether you just want more chickens in your flock or you want to turn a profit by selling chicks, you’ll need to learn how to breed chickens. 

In general, most of the work is done by the rooster, but when it comes to the logistics of breeding chickens, there are certain things you can do to control the end product (chicks) and make sure the actual breeding process goes smoothly.

I’m assuming you already have… [Read More]

Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

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One day you’re driving along and have to stop for some turkeys crossing the road. They aren’t in a big hurry so you have some time to admire these strange-looking gamebirds

We prize the turkey for its delicious meat and…well, that’s about it. They aren’t the prettiest birds out there, and they taste great on Thanksgiving. But then it occurs to you…you’ve never eaten a turkey egg.

Wait, why don’t we eat turkey eggs?

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7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

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Last updated on February 2nd, 2020 at 07:40 pm

Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their favourite snacks or kitchen scraps!

Get it wrong, and it can lead to reduced egg production, deformed eggs, feather picking and other unwanted behaviour.

So,… [Read More]