5 Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing Chicks

There are 5 major mistakes people make when purchasing chicks, of course, we all make more mistakes than that. We have narrowed it down to these major 5 – buying straight run when you only want eggs, buying meat bird chicks, buying an ornamental or game breed, buying from a shady source, or just flat […]

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Colored Eggs: Why, How, and Who?

chickens that lay colorful eggs

Looking for a way to wow your egg customers?  Consider adding a couple of pink, blue, green, or dark chocolate-colored eggs to your dozen, and sit back and wait for the comments! Beautiful colors, (although of course, tasting the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers […]

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Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

turkey eggs

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…we don’t eat turkey eggs. One day you’re driving along and have to stop for some turkeys crossing the road. They aren’t in a big […]

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How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

train chickens

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. How can you train chickens to return to their coop? It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, […]

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Urban Gardening

urban gardening

If you live in the city, you might be wondering whether urban gardening is an option for you. The short answer? It is! However, you’ll have to do a bit more planning and prep work than if you were to create a garden in the traditional rural setting. Urban gardening presents its own unique set […]

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Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

chickens

So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way. We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first question was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first […]

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Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment

chicken vent

Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often becomes an area to watch for illness, is the vent (a.k.a cloaca). It is common, […]

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How to Grow Your Own Food

grow your own food

If you grow your food, you know there’s nothing better than walking out your front door and plucking a juicy tomato right off the vine. But growing food requires an element of patience and a little bit of research. Otherwise, you could end up overwhelmed, and your lovely garden could fail. (Say goodbye to dreams […]

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How To Identify, Treat, and Prevent Chicken Lice

chicken lice

It might seem strange to learn that even chickens can become infested with lice. They eat bugs, after all, but these external parasites are not the typical run-of-the-mill chicken treat-type bug. They spread fast and can cause severe problems for the entire flock. Identifying an infestation early, and treating the flock quickly, is extremely important […]

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