How Long Will My Hens Live For?

how long will my hens live

The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died. Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal […]

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Lap Chicken Breeds

lap chicken

Are you interested in raising lap chickens? If so, you’ll want to consider some of these top lap chicken breeds. Pets are an excellent addition to any home. They provide companionship, comfort, and entertainment. There are lots of different animals that make good pets.  Dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds are some of the most popular. […]

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Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference?

chicken and hen

For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that we chicken folk doesn’t even think about – but what actually are […]

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Poultry Netting: Best Kind To Buy and How Much Do You Need?

Poultry Netting: Best Kind To Buy and How Much Do You Need?

There is a large variety of poultry netting out there. Some have quite specific uses, whilst others are more multi-purpose. Poultry netting can be expensive so we are going to review some of the cheaper options too. Our caveat to everyone though is that it is generally cheaper for good reason. Using the right sort […]

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4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases

disease from backyard chickens

We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will take a look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation. The native Indian people admired the […]

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Poultry Processing Equipment (Everything You Need to Butcher Chickens)

poultry processing

So you’ve decided to raise and process your own meat chickens. You’ve done your research and know exactly how to raise the perfect broiler. Now you’re looking forward to poultry processing day.  It’s important to be prepared and have all the processing equipment ready before the butcher day arrives (and trust me, it sneaks up […]

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5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Lamp; Our Favorite

5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters (+ Our Favorite) Blog Cover

This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right! Chicken coop heaters. Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old-timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop. However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate. […]

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How to Introduce Dogs to Your Chickens: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Have you ever tried to introduce dogs to your chickens? Or are you planning to do so?  The idea of canines and chickens getting along with each other may sound counterintuitive for a reason.  Dog’s cousins and chickens have a predator-prey relationship in the wild, and some dogs retain their hunting instinct to this day. […]

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Summer Chicken Care Guide

summer chicken guide

Looking for the ultimate summer chicken care guide? Look no further – consider this your one-stop shop when it comes to caring for your flock during the hottest days of the year. Summer is finally here, and it’s time to get outside, enjoy the sun, and do some grilling. But summer isn’t just for barbecues! […]

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