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Do Chickens Pee? How Do Chickens Pee?

Do Chickens Pee?

Chickens eliminate their waste, urine, and feces in excreta.  This excreta exits the body via the cloaca.  So do chickens pee?  Technically, no.  But how does this work?  And why do chickens excrete this excreta (usually called poop) so often?  Let’s talk about it. How Does the Chicken Digestive System Work?  When you give your […]

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Can Chickens Eat Pineapples?

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples?

Pineapples are very sweet treats, especially for chickens, and because of this, your flock will love this fruit as a treat. Chickens can eat pineapples but should not be given to the flock in excess, and I’ll explain why in-depth, below.  Will Chickens Want to Eat Pineapples?  Yes, the inside of a pineapple has that […]

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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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How To Keep Chickens Warm In The Winter

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Chickens are an incredibly hardy animal and you will find them in many cold places throughout the world. There are people in Alaska, Canada and many other chilly places that keep chickens without too much difficulty- as long as you are resourceful! The temperature in certain areas of Alaska has been known to drop to -20F! […]

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Should I Get A Chicken Coop Light For Winter?

This question, along with heating the coop is persistent. Each winter I always receive emails about this. So this year I’ve put down some thoughts, reasons for and against lighting and related tidbits. The discussion between the yeas and the nays on this subject can get quite heated at times, so remember, the choice is […]

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Planting a Chicken Garden: Pros, Cons, and How To Use Chickens in Gardens

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If you raise chickens and you’re not incorporating them into your garden maintenance, you might be missing out on a fantastic win-win! Chicken gardens are more common than one might think! Are you wondering if it’s worth starting a garden and employing your chickens to help with the maintenance? We had a chicken garden for […]

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Do Chickens Sleep Standing Up?

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It’s a common misconception that chickens sleep standing up, but this is hardly the truth.  So how do chickens sleep?  And how can you accommodate that as an owner?  We cover everything you need to know and more, so let’s get into it! How Do Chickens Sleep? Do Chickens Sleep Standing Up?  Chickens prefer to […]

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How To Make A DIY No Waste or Spill Chicken Feeder!

diy no waste chicken feeder

While chickens can scratch the ground and eat scattered feeds, they will waste some (or a lot) of feed.  Some feed will get stomped into dust, dirt, or mud, some will be contaminated with manure, and the chickens will let it mold and rot away.  For small flocks, the loss is minimal; for medium or […]

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7 Best Chicken Coop Roof Ideas: Options and Roofing Materials

7 Best Chicken Coop Roof Ideas_ Options and Roofing Materials

Building a chicken coop may seem so simple at first. You already have an idea of what it will look like; now it’s just a matter of putting it together.  But, if you’re anything like me, getting to the part where you put that chicken coop roof together can feel like a massive project.  Especially […]

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6 Best Chicken Run Roof Ideas + (1 Bad Idea)

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If you’re reading this, you’re likely almost finished with your chicken coop and run endeavor.  Deciding on a chicken run roof was one of the final decisions I made in my building journey, and I had several questions about it.  I’ve compiled these thoughts and little lessons into a quick guide, which I hope you’ll […]

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