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5 (+1 Bonus) 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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What Is A Chicken Brooders: Everything you Need to Know

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A chicken brooder is an essential piece of equipment for you if you intend to hatch and raise chicks yourself. The really nice thing about having one ready to go is that you can effectively hatch year round if you want to. In this article we will explain the various chicken brooders available so you […]

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Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

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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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Hatching Eggs – Everything You Need To Know

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn towards getting or hatching some chicks, so we thought we would dedicate this article to hatching eggs whether they be your own hens or bought eggs. There are a few important points to know when hatching for the first time, so if you are a hatching novice, […]

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47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Keeping Backyard Chickens”

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Keeping backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens? These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every […]

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Urban Gardening For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

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

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For many people, the main incentive for 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. Quick Look At Our 10 Best Egg […]

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The 7 Best Places To Buy Chickens

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You’ve decided to dive in and start your backyard flock, but you’re unsure where to buy chickens.  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.  Please keep reading to learn where the best place to buy […]

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Mealworms vs Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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Mealworms have always been the go-to protein treat for chickens, but the black soldier fly larva is becoming more and more popular for many good reasons. Let’s see how they both stack up in comparison and which is best for your flock. The term ‘mealworm’ is really a misnomer. These little bits of wiggly beings […]

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10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Chickens

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Chicken owners need to know how to care for their flock when the weather outside gets colder. Some places might not get snow, but others get several feet of snow, and either way, preparing for winter is a wise thing for everyone. I will share ten different mistakes chicken owners make, why they are wrong, […]

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