Are you looking for the perfect chicken roosting bar ideas for your flock? Chickens, much like their wild counterparts, will often find an elevated place to hunker down for the night. As the sun begins to dip and the day turns to dusk, chickens will automatically begin their nighttime routine of roosting, most often in […]
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If you’re looking for ways on how to save money when keeping chickens, you’ve clicked the right article. When keeping chickens, most beginner keepers think selling eggs will offset the chickens’ cost. While it does help balance the pocketbook, there are many ways to cut costs without compromising care. In fact, many of the choices […]
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The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. Chicken molting, what is it? Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide to what to expect, how to […]
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Is it possible raising quail with bantams? Because we know that the consensus on keeping quail with regular-sized chickens is, in short, don’t do it. But what about the smaller, size-comparable bantam breeds? In this article, we will discuss how it may be possible to raise them together and why you still might be better off keeping the two […]
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Are you looking for some natural treats to feed your chickens? Lemons may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but believe it or not, they can actually provide tons of health benefits and make great snacks for your feathered friends. In this post, we’ll look in-depth at how chickens can safely eat […]
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Peanuts are a delicious treat for humans and animals, especially chickens. Your flock will go crazy over peanut treats. It is entirely okay to feed peanuts to chickens, so long as it is done in moderation and the peanuts have not been covered in any added oils, salts, kinds of butter, or seasonings. Will Chickens […]
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Two main predators will bite the heads off of chickens and just leave the rest of the body behind. These culprits are raccoons and owls. Interested why this happens, and how you can prevent it? We cover that, and more, below. Animals That Bites The Heads Off Of Chickens Raccoons Raccoons are intelligent critters that […]
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Quail are quickly gaining popularity due to their rising fame on social media. A quail has all of the benefits of a chicken, with very few downfalls, in a neat, easy-to-keep package. Quail are quiet, small, good egg-layers and can be successfully kept indoors. Aspiring urban homesteaders have fallen in love with these tiny birds, […]
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Most backyard roosters live to be five to ten years old if they are allowed to live until the end of their natural lives. Roosters that are commercially raised only live to be around six to ten weeks old; this is because about 4.61 billion roosters are butchered in the US annually by commercial growers. […]
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Foxes are such beautiful and clever creatures, but that doesn’t mean they sometimes don’t cause us problems. One example of this is when a fox breaks into your chicken coop and kills several chickens in one night, only to leave them there untouched. This perplexing behavior can be quite frustrating, especially since we may not […]
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