Chickens

  • chicken molting Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It Sep 24, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. Chicken molting, what is it? 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 to what to expect, how to [...]

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  • Chapter Five All You Need To Know About Chickens Molting Chapter Five: Chickens Molting During Winter Sep 24, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - In the fifth chapter of The Definitive Guide To Keeping Chickens In Winter, we look at chickens molting in winter. So, you opened up the hen house in the morning and thought it was a crime scene from CSI. Feathers strewn around the floor in heaps…you think the worst! A predator killed the girls, but no, [...]

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  • Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You? Sep 24, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact, it took several decades of study, [...]

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  • Chicken Feeders 101 What’s Best For Your Flock Blog Cover Chicken Feeders 101: What’s Best for Your Flock? Sep 23, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - 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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  • Chicken Swing Which One to Buy and How to Train Your Chickens Blog Cover Chicken Swing: Which One to Buy and How to Train Your Chickens Sep 23, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - 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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  • 6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops 6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops Sep 23, 2021 by HappyChicken - Whether you are a new chicken owner, or a long-time lover, one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy happy flock is their housing. Walk-in chicken coops fit the bill because they are easy to clean, accessible, and allow for chickens to have enough elbow room to stretch and grow. When looking for [...]

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  • Automatic Chicken Feeders What To Know Before Buying Blog Cover Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying Sep 23, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - 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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  • How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop Sep 23, 2021 by HappyChicken - 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.  It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, and if you don’t have the luxury of an automatic [...]

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  • Chicken Coops for Sale What to Know Before Buying Blog Cover Chicken Coops for Sale: What to Know Before Buying Sep 23, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Whilst some folks prefer to build their own chicken coop, many folks shy away from DIY projects, preferring to buy a ready-made coop for their chickens. Buying a readymade chicken coop can be a quick and easy solution. We have recently been asked what to look for in a pre-manufactured coop, so we have put [...]

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  • Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment Sep 23, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often becomes an area to watch for illness, is the vent (a.k.a cloaca). It is common, [...]

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