Chickens

  • chicken coop bedding Top 5 Choices For Chicken Coop Bedding Jul 30, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - There’s a reason people refer to getting settled in as “nesting.” Chickens are the masters of creating a comfy nook for themselves to either roost or lay their delicious eggs. Planning for chickens includes the vital decision of which type of chicken coop bedding to use.  Bedding serves many purposes besides comfort; it must also [...]

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  • largest chicken breed The Largest Chicken Breed Jul 30, 2021 by HappyChicken - Maybe you are just curious, or maybe you have in mind a nice, big chicken dinner or large eggs, either way knowing you have likely wondered at least once what is the largest Chicken breed. The answer is easy: The Jersey Giant is the largest chicken breed. There are many other large chicken breeds, for [...]

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  • 5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters (+ Our Favorite) Blog Cover 5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Lamp; Our Favorite Jul 28, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - 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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  • Introducing-dogs-to-your-chicken How to Introduce Dogs to Your Chickens: A Step-by-Step Guide Jul 22, 2021 by HappyChicken - 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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  • Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands Jul 9, 2021 by HappyChicken - When it comes to feeding your flock, just as feeding yourself, it’s important to know good quality food from poor quality food. Knowing your chicken feed is key. Additionally, it is just as or even more important to know HOW to feed them. Although the ingredients used in different feed types are similar, the proportions [...]

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  • Life cycle of chickens Chicken Life Cycle (Learn the 4 Key Stages) Jul 9, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - We all love our feathered friends, but how much do we know about their life? What happens after the egg is fertilized? What developmental stages do they go through? The chicken life cycle is explained here. How long do they live? We thought we would take the time to look at the life stages of [...]

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  • The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans Jul 9, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - What exactly is a chicken tractor? Simply put, it is a mobile home, much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a portable chicken coop. It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, a nesting box, and a nice place for free-range. In this definitive guide, [...]

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  • polish chickens Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying Jul 5, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time. It has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes close [...]

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  • chicken roost Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them Jul 5, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but [...]

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  • 7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning 7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning Jul 5, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - I’m betting that some of you are already going ‘eww’ and have started scratching! The good news is that chicken mites live on chickens (in general) – not people. Although they can and will bite you, possibly causing local skin irritation. If left untreated, mites can be extremely harmful to your chickens and can even [...]

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