Chickens

  • The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites Blog Cover Chicken Parasites: The Complete Guide Part 2 Dec 2, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Note: This is the second of a two-part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on internal parasites and the first part of the series focused on external parasites. In the first half of this series, we focused on discussing the harm that parasites can cause your chickens. We won’t repeat this information again; [...]

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  • organic chicken feed Organic Chicken Feed: What to Know Before Buying Dec 2, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about organic chicken feed for our animals and livestock. Sadly, that is no longer true. Manufacturers have been adding things to animal feeds for decades; antibiotics, hormones, and now Genetically Modified Organisms (all in the name of animal health and economy). Happily, some of those practices [...]

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  • possum eat chickens Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe Dec 2, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states. It is one of the numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens. And yes, opossums will eat chickens. In this article, we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against [...]

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  • grit and oyster shells Grit and Oyster Shells: Do Your Chickens Need Them? Nov 24, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Unfortunately, a lot of people think that grit and oyster shells are the same things. 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 shells and grit as additives to [...]

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  • Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop Nov 23, 2021 by HappyChicken - It can be alarming if your chickens’ poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chickens’ poop will differ depending on what they eat, where the feces is coming from, and yes often it depends on their health.  Let’s break [...]

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  • chicken scratch Chicken Scratch: What You Need To Know Before Feeding Nov 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Have you fed your chickens some chicken scratch before? They love it. They will come running when you shake that bag – but should they have it? Is it good for them? Do they need it? We love to give our hens treats, but we need to remember that they need a properly balanced diet. [...]

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  • history of chickens A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2021) Nov 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - When talking about the history of chickens, the chickens today are spoiled beyond belief compared to Grandmas’ hens. Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to essential commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg-laying rate and also the size which they grew. The chicken wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ [...]

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  • Best Meat Chicken Breeds Nov 18, 2021 by HappyChicken - When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of [...]

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  • chickens that lay colorful eggs Colored Eggs: Why, How, and Who? Nov 9, 2021 by HappyChicken - Looking for a way to wow your egg customers?  Consider adding a couple of pink, blue, green, or dark chocolate-colored eggs to your dozen, and sit back and wait for the comments! Beautiful colors, (although of course, tasting the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers [...]

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  • keep chickens 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens Nov 9, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - When we have friends over to our house for the first time, and they notice we have chickens in our backyard, one of the first questions most of them ask is: “why do you keep chickens in your backyard?”. To people who already keep chickens, no explanation is needed. However, this got us thinking, what [...]

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