Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It

All You Need To Know About Chickens Molting

The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. What’s up with that? Congratulations! Your ladies (and boys) are molting. Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide […]

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The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

For those of you who don’t yet raise chickens, the life of a backyard chicken keeper can seem like a strange and confusing world. It doesn’t need to be though! In this article we talk you through exactly what hens need to be healthy and good egg layers. Many folks spoil their chickens in many […]

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Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

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The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting. Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them. Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in […]

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The Simple Way to Tell How Old Your Chickens Are

How to Tell the Age of Your Chickens

Most people know the approximate age of their birds when they first get them. But how do you know their age if you are given some birds or rescue some? Knowing the age of your chickens is crucial, without it it’s difficult to know their egg laying ability, what to feed them and what their […]

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How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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7 Things You Must Prepare Before Your Chicks Arrive

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The time is approaching- your chicks are going to be delivered soon, but are you totally prepared? It may seem like you have everything, but if it’s your first time there’s a good chance you may have missed something. You don’t want to be running round like a headless chicken when they arrive, so it’s […]

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Chicken Winter Boredom Busters! How to Keep Your Hens Happy During Winter

Chicken Winter Boredom Busters! How to Keep Your Hens Happy During Winter Blog Cover

The cold, gloomy days of winter are here and everyone can get bored, even chickens! Boredom leads to mischief such as feather picking, egg eating, squabbling and a miserable disposition. We have put together some ideas for helping to relieve boredom for your flock and to help them to live together harmoniously throughout the winter […]

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Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? What’s The Difference and How to Spot It?

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With spring just around the corner, many new and experienced chicken keepers will be venturing out to purchase new chicks for the first time or add more chicks to their existing flock. Some of the most common jargons you will hear when buying new hens: is pullets, hens and point of lay. If you are […]

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Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

7 Deadly Winter Predators How to Stop Them

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter months, only bears truly hibernate. Raccoons, possums and foxes will hunker down and stay in […]

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