Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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Today’s subject is automatic chicken feeders. Automatic feeders offer several huge benefits over traditional (gravity) feeders; firstly they help reduce waste and secondly, they keep the feed fresh for longer. What’s not to like? They have been around for a while now, so in this article we are going to look at what options there […]

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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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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

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Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do and how to treat them, before explaining how to prevent occurring in the first place. There […]

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Chicken Wire: All You Need To Know

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Chicken wire was actually invented back in 1844 by an English ironmonger called Charles Barnard. He lived in Norwich which was a cloth weaving town. He took the basic principles from the cloth loom and applied it to wire and created a simple, cheap and easy way to keep small animals and poultry penned in […]

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Chicken Swing: Which One to Buy and How to Train Your Chickens

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We are all guilty of buying toys for our hens – we just love to spoil them rotten! That’s ok, they deserve it after working hard laying those eggs and raising chicks. One ‘toy’ that has been popular for a while now is the chicken swing – wait, what? A chicken swing? Yes, you heard […]

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Grit and Oyster Shell: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

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Unfortunately a lot of people think that grit and oyster shell are the same thing. 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 shell and grit as additives to […]

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Chicken Anatomy 101: Everything You Need To Know

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Chicken anatomy is a huge subject to cover in one article, so we have really pared it down to the basics for ease of understanding. References provided will give you greater in depth knowledge if you want to delve further into chicken anatomy. The areas we will cover here today are: Feathers and skin Digestive […]

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Chicken Feeders 101: What’s Best for Your Flock?

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Chickens aren’t fussy when it comes to feeding time. They really couldn’t care less if you dumped their food on the ground, they would still eat and make a lot of mess while doing it! We supply our flock with feeders so that waste can be minimized, food is kept clean and fresh and we […]

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