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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 lands 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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9 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

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It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying eggs. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the number of eggs our chickens lay- this way; we know straight away if something is wrong. There are lots of reasons why […]

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

broody hen

Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her, and she won’t leave her nesting box. What’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it, and chances are she is just a broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks, this can be problematic because the hen in question will stop laying eggs. Whatever […]

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How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right, the egg will still be warm! You joyfully walk back inside and take the egg into your kitchen to […]

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7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

Feeding your chickens is one of, if not the most important, tasks 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 favorite snacks or kitchen scraps! Get it wrong, and it can lead to reduced egg […]

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How to Sex Chickens: 5 Methods To Determine Hen Or Rooster

When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. It isn’t an easy task to determine the sex of chickens. In fact, I have spent many years trying to find the best way to determine who is who in my young flocks. It […]

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Top 10 Best DIY Chicken Coop Designs for Your Flock in 2020

Top 10 Best DIY Chicken Coop Designs for Your Flock in 2020

Chicken fanciers around the world are getting creative when building their DIY coops. So I decided to hunt down my favorite picks for the top ten best DIY chicken coops in 2020. Before you dig in, there are a few things to take into consideration when planning the type of chicken coop you’d like for […]

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Raising Ducks Vs Chickens

muscovy duck in water with ducklings

Raising ducks or raising chickens is becoming a far more frequently asked question. Backyard chicken keeping has been popular for many years as more folks became engaged in homesteading in small urban and suburban settings, as well as the more traditional larger scale rural setting. Duck keeping is garnering increased attention because the common myth […]

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5 Tips For Raising Backyard Chickens

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Have you finally decided to take the plunge into raising backyard chickens? A flock of hens can remind anyone of a simpler time – one where people got up early, leisurely tossed grain down to their birds, collected a basket of perfect eggs, and then cooked up a nice BIG omelet. YUM! Sounds ideal, right? […]

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Can Chickens Eat Celery?

can chickens eat celery

Chicken lovers can’t help but treat their chooks to something fun every once and awhile. We love to watch our flock happily gobble up any goodies we offer them. Whether it’s table scraps, worms, or commercial treats, we can’t help but adore our hens as they fight over the morsels we give them. But have […]

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