Grit and Oyster Shells: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

grit and oyster shells

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that grit and oyster shells are the same things. They are not. Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones. So now we know that our ladies need oyster shells and grit as additives to […]

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Hen Eating Their Own Eggs. How Do I Stop Them?

My Hen Is Eating Their Own Eggs Blog Cover

Hen eating their own eggs can be a huge problem once it takes hold. It’s a behavior that needs to be stopped quickly as other hens may decide to join in and that is a difficult thing to stop. This is one of the last problems you want as a chicken keeper because many of […]

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Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

sand-in-your-chicken-coop

Sand in your chicken coop is a good question. Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run. Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of […]

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Top 5 Best Baby Chick Feeder Options: A Comprehensive Buying Guide

Are you searching for a baby chick feeder to help you save feeds and keep your young ones away from feed contamination? There are myriads of feeder options online. But if you need a guide that’ll help you pick the most ergonomic and economical feeder, you came to the right place! Today, we’ll reveal the […]

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How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

train chickens

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. How can you train chickens to return to their coop? It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, […]

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Ultimate Shopping List for Raising Chickens

shopping list for raising chickens

Are you thinking about raising chickens? If so, don’t head to the feed store to pick up your baby chicks until you’ve checked off all the boxes on your ultimate shopping list for raising chickens. “They’re just chickens,” you might be thinking, “why do I need to go shopping first?” Believe it or not, despite […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds, and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens: 9 Things You Must Know

guinea fowl and chickens

It’s becoming more and more common to raise Guinea fowl with chickens. So we have put together some helpful information for you regarding these birds and what sort of room-mates they make for your chickens. It’s important to know that Guinea fowl and chickens are vastly different in their lifestyle and habits. This may sound […]

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Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

chickens and kitchen scraps

Many first-time chicken keepers ask a common question: “Can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? We have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today, we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous blog post: why […]

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Blue Orpington Chicken Breed: Everything You Need to Know

Blue Orpington Chicken Breed

Are you in search of a gorgeous Blue Orpington chicken breed? With its pulchritudinous blue feathers, docile disposition, and excellent maternal instincts, the Blue Orpington can easily top the list of hatchery favorites. If you’re planning to add this breed to your flock, have you ever wondered if it’s right for you? In this article, […]

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