How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

Here in the North Eastern States, we need to know how cold is too cold for my chickens. It’s never too early to look at this year’s winter months, so we need to prepare ourselves and our flocks for the long months ahead. Many beginner chicken keepers are amazed at just how hardy and tough […]

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6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

I have to smile at this article about the broody hen.  Since I currently have two hens determined to be broody! Fortunately for us Northern chicken keepers, broodiness is pretty much confined to the summer months. Broody hens can mean trouble for your flock and egg supply! To make matters worse, broodiness can often spread […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens

One of the best parts of having your own flock of chickens is sustainability and feeling as though you’re a part of the natural world! Many people enjoy the peace that comes from a zero-waste, all-natural, and environmentally-friendly way of life and couldn’t imagine raising poultry any other way. Here we are going to touch […]

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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

diarrhea in chickens

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are fairly normal and will resolve themselves on their own, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article, we will take a look at the causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to […]

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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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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

Dried Mealworms Should Your Chickens Eat Them Blog Cover

Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher quality ones are more expensive but in terms of your flock’s health it’s definitely worth […]

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Raising Ducklings

raising ducklings

Raising ducklings is the most fun and cutest parts of the entire duck husbandry process. These cute little fuzzy bundles of energy and noise are exciting to watch grow and thrive for the kiddos and adults, alike. Baby ducklings being raised naturally by a momma or incubated by their future keepers, the husbandry tactics are […]

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The Definitive List of Chicken Treats: What Can Chickens Eat?

The Definitive List of Chicken Treats What Can Chickens Eat Blog Cover

We all love to give our hens tidbits, but just what can chickens eat? I’m sure you’ve wondered what treats you can safely give to chickens, so we have put together this definitive list containing over 200 snacks. If you want to search for a specific snack you can use our tool below. Or you […]

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door: What to Know Before Buying

happydoor Automatic coop door

Automatic Chicken Coop Door An automated door – every chicken keeper’s dream! You can rest in bed and not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to let the girls out. You can go away for the evening, knowing they will be safely locked in while you are away. In addition […]

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Raising Geese to Protect Chickens

Raising geese to protect chickens

Chickens are an amazing addition to every homestead or small farm but unfortunately many other animals like them just as much as we do. While many people choose to keep their chickens safely cooped up not all breeds can handle the confinement. Others were bred particularly for their ability to forage and free range, so […]

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