Chickens are hardy critters. They can handle a lot of different foods, and it’s safe to say that they often know exactly what they can and can’t eat. With that being said, Avacado is one fruit a chicken should not eat. Why Chickens Can’t Eat Avocado In truth, there are parts of the avocado that […]
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Chickens do a pretty good job taking care of themselves, but when it comes to the cold winter months, they’ll need a little extra TLC. We would like to take you through the essentials of keeping chickens in the winter, but be sure to read our complete chicken winter guide here to get you through […]
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Chickens do some crazy things– that’s why we love them, right? But what in the world are they doing when they are flopping around in the dirt, acting like a wounded animals? What is My Chicken Doing? If you’ve witnessed your chickens taking a dust bath, you may have thought they were injured or dying. […]
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Chicken tufts are a beautiful genetic abnormality. Only Araucanas breed chickens or mixed breeds that are derived from them are known to produce tufts. They are not to be confused with chicken combs which are a critical part of the chicken anatomy which all chickens have. The tufts are basically a group of feathers that […]
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Top 5 Chicken Questions Of The Week In this weekly post we will answer the top 5 questions of the week received through our contact form. We don’t always have time to answer every single question submitted, but we try to get through them slowly but surely. We hope these questions and answers will help […]
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Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’. This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information people are likely not to know about with respect to storing, washing, keeping, and eating […]
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For me, deciding whether or not to own a rooster to compliment my brood of hens is easy. I am definitely am for owning a rooster but in certain situations. To be fair, for the open-minded chicken farmer or chicken owner, it would be best to consider the pros and cons of a rooster before […]
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Poultry enthusiasts often dabble with different species of birds. One of the questions that comes up often is, “Can I keep chickens with other kinds of poultry?” or “Can I have a mixed flock?” The short answer is YES, you can. But should you? Generally speaking, ducks, peafowl, and turkeys can certainly be kept on […]
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What do baby chicks eat? Well, when one of my free-range hens disappeared from the flock one spring day, I thought the worst. I figured a predator had taken her and she was lost forever. This was a hen that I had saved from predator attacks before, and she was not a spring chicken anymore. […]
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Cute, fuzzy, lovable and delicate – baby chicks, who doesn’t love them? Today we are going to run through the needs of these little creatures and give you some tips and tricks on how to raise baby chickens, making them happy and healthy without breaking the bank! There are two things that are essential to […]
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