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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Pecking Order in Chickens

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order. In our mind’s eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit.’ From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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Straight Run Chickens, Everything You Need to Know

Straight Run Chickens, Everything You Need to Know

The excitement of ordering your first clutch of chicks may end up causing some confusion upon their arrival. Especially if, a few months down the line, some of your layers start crowing.If this happens, you may have inadvertently ordered straight run chickens instead of all females. If you’re in a position to continue raising the surprise […]

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The Educational Value of Raising Chickens

The Educational Value of Raising Chickens

Chickens can teach us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. And if you’re homeschooling your children during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be looking for a fun project that has many layers of educational value. Of course, chickens can provide just that. If you choose to utilize chickens and animal husbandry to […]

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What Raising Chickens with Your Children Teaches Them

Whether you’re homeschooling your children or looking for an educational project for them to do at home, raising chickens is one of the most multi-faceted projects for your kids. Aside from the ability to learn about animal husbandry and farming, there are a few key areas of education that are baked into a chicken-raising project. […]

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Should I Have A Rooster? – Learn The Pros and Cons

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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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11 Must Haves For First Time Chicken Owners

11 must haves for first time chicken owners

Chickens are entertaining little creatures that are great for pure enjoyment, ornamental appeal, and fresh eggs. Bringing home a new flock is an exciting experience but if they arrive without proper preparation, the excitement can turn into panic quickly. When you are not prepared is when you will spend the most money trying to purchase […]

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Automatic Chicken Waterers: What’s Best For Your Flock

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Today we are going to be talking all about automatic chicken waterers. Certainly an automatic system can save you time, but is it worth the investment? You can spend a lot of money on some of the automatic systems available, so you should try to find the best bang for your buck. This is where […]

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Chicken Diapers 101: Should Your Chicken Use One?

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Did you ever imagine in your wildest dreams that you would be putting a diaper (nappy) on a chicken? No? Well, read on my friends. Chicken diapers may have seemed like a harebrained idea a few years back, but now it is commonly done. Around 1% of urban households in the larger US cities (New […]

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Heated Chicken Waterer: What’s Best for Your Flock?

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when those of us in ‘the frozen North’ can all look forward to frozen drinking troughs and waterers and a trek through the snow to take fresh water to our flock. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do that trek several times a […]

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Chicken Water Nipples: All You Need To Know

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Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years. In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years. One of the biggest benefits of drinking nipples is the fact that it keeps the water […]

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