How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round-  introducing new chickens to our flock!? In fact, with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long. After the first weekend, we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it, we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back […]

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Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

Chicken Feather Loss Cause and Cure

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst. Has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator, and chicken feather loss is normally much less […]

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Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly

Diatomaceous Earth and chickens

Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly If you’re looking for natural ways to treat your flock for parasites, you may want to add to your care plan diatomaceous earth for chickens. More and more chicken owners have jumped on board with natural methods of coop care in recent years. Luckily, more […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Purchasing Ducks

mistakes when purchasing ducks

Ducks have a lot to offer homesteads, both large and small. They produce copious amounts of extra-large rich and creamy eggs, deliciously flavorful meat and make entertaining “farm pets,” as well. Avoid mistakes when purchasing ducks cause frustration and wasted money for you and a potential deadly tragedy for the poultry birds. Common Mistakes When […]

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The 7 Best Places To Buy Chickens

Best place to buy chickens

You’ve decided to dive in and start your own backyard flock, but you’re not sure where to buy chickens from.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone; it can seem a little overwhelming to try and narrow down the best place to buy chickens from, but I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn where the best place […]

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Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101

mealworm farm

If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms. Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack full of protein that helps your hens lay lots of eggs. We’ve previously discussed our favorite healthy chicken treats and mealworms were in the top 3 of that list! There is one catch, though. Feeding your […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Pecking Order in Chickens

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order. In our mind’s eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit.’ From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

how much room do chickens need

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 […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

egg laying chicken breeds

For many people, the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! Knowing the chicken breeds that lay lots of eggs is important. Most beginners don’t know that the breed […]

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