Chickens

  • Chicken Bullying Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other May 12, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – chicken bullying. It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason. Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or escalate into full-blown warfare, with the receiving hen being severely [...]

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  • The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One May 11, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Naturally, the perfect chicken breeds mean different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed, she would do housework! So, for me, the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are [...]

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  • chicken laying egg How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg? May 10, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is walking down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. How do you get chickens to lay eggs? I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning, and the family loves eating them for breakfast! [...]

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  • surprising things about chickens 20 Surprising Facts About Chickens You Didn’t Know May 7, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - For those who have kept chickens for any length of time, we like to think we know all the facts about chickens. Like what time they rise for breakfast all the way through to their favorite things to eat (for ours, it’s worms)! However, we’d bet that below we have compiled 20 surprising things even [...]

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  • barred rock chickens Barred Rock Chickens: Complete Breed Profile May 7, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Barred Rock chicken is a hard-working member of the backyard chicken flock. She is a beautiful, calm, and productive member of any flock. One of Americas’ first and finest poultry creations, she has been a worldwide success for thousands of poultry breeders, enthusiasts, and backyard ‘keepers for well over 100 years. Read on to [...]

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  • How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock May 4, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round-  introducing new chickens to our flock!? In fact, with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long. After the first weekend, we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it, we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back [...]

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  • Chicken Feather Loss Cause and Cure Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure May 4, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst. Has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator, and chicken feather loss is normally much less [...]

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  • Diatomaceous Earth and chickens Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly May 4, 2021 by HappyChicken - Table of Contents Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use ProperlyWhat is Diatomaceous Earth?Why Use Diatomaceous Earth for Chickens?Safety Concerns with Using Diatomaceous Earth for ChickensAvoid Direct Application of Diatomaceous EarthUse Only Food Grade Diatomaceous EarthShould You Use Diatomaceous Earth Internally with Your Chickens?How to Use Diatomaceous Earth for Chickens1.   Remove your Flock [...]

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  • Backyard Chicken Owners 47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Keeping Backyard Chickens” May 4, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Keeping backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens? These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every [...]

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  • 11 ways you can accidentally kill your chickens Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens Apr 30, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Over recent years, many people have taken the plunge and decide to keep chickens. Unfortunately, some people have done so without doing even basic research into the care and upkeep of their flock. Subsequently, some birds languish or die simply from a lack of appropriate care or attention. This is certainly something you don’t want and [...]

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