Quail Breeds That Are Ideal for New Poultry Keepers – Types of Quails

Quails Breeds That Are Ideal for New Poultry Keepers

Quails are underrated poultry birds. They may be tiny compared to chicken, but these dual-purpose birds provide healthy meat and tasty eggs, making them perfect for homesteading. Are you looking for quail breeds that are ideal for new poultry keepers like you? There are about 20 quail species globally, and 6 of them can be […]

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How to Introduce Ducks to Chickens — A Guide for New Duck Owners

How to Introduce Ducks to Chickens

Have you been planning to add waterfowls to your chicken flock? If something’s holding you back, we bet that the thought of how to introduce ducks to chickens is one of the things that put you in a dilemma. You may wonder how your existing flock may react and if keeping ducks and chickens is […]

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Best Time of Year to Raise Chicks: Spring or Winter?

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Beginner chicken keepers often ask this question, probably because Spring is the most active and usual time for rearing and raising chicks. However, there is no good reason why you can’t raise chicks year-round – after all, many hatcheries have chicks available year-round. As long as you have everything you need for raising them, you […]

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Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

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This question had never entered my head – I assumed they didn’t! Like me, you also assumed chickens don’t swim. You’re not alone. It appears most people think chickens can’t swim either. In the ordinary course of the day, you can watch your chicken drink water, perhaps paddle her feet if she’s hot, but swim? […]

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What Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them, and much more. As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics […]

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Chickens for Tick Control

Chickens for tick control

If you live in a geographic area where ticks thrive, then you know very well how much of a nuisance ticks can be.  During the warmer summer months, it may seem like you are pulling multiple ticks off your family members or dogs every single day. After a while, living with ticks just becomes second […]

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6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

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Whether you are a new chicken owner, or a long-time lover, one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy happy flock is their housing. Walk-in chicken coops fit the bill because they are easy to clean, accessible, and allow for chickens to have enough elbow room to stretch and grow. When looking for […]

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How To Hatch Eggs With A Broody Hen

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As springtime rolls around again, we will all doubtless see articles on how to break a broody hen, but why should you need to? A hen is the ultimate top choice in the incubation and rearing of chicks, so why do many people choose to not have broody hens around? The motherhood instinct is triggered […]

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How to Feed Your Chickens

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How to feed your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same […]

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Can Chickens See in the Dark?- Interesting Facts About Chicken’s Vision

Can chickens see in the dark

They have a 300-degree field of vision, and they have superior color vision compared to humans. But can chickens see in the dark? In this article, we’ll discuss the following: chicken’s night and color vision the effects of light on their welfare eight fascinating facts about their eyesight If you’re a newbie chicken pet owner […]

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