Chickens

  • A-History-of-Chickens-Then-Vs-Now-Blog-Cover A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2020) May 10, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Chickens today are spoiled beyond belief when compared to Grandmas’ hens. Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to basic commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg laying rate and also the size which they grew. The chicken really wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ animal on the farm. The [...]

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  • How To Feed Your Chickens How to Feed Your Chickens May 6, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Feeding your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same as each breed [...]

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  • Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop Apr 13, 2020 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, chicken’s 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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  • 21 Tips Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators 21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators Apr 13, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - We all love our fluffy, feathered friends and want to do the best for them. If you already have an established flock or haven’t started yet and are still in the planning stages – this article is definitely for you. Before I got my chickens I spent the better part of a year researching the [...]

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  • Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps Blog Cover Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps? Apr 12, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - A common question many first time chicken keepers ask is: “can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? In fact we have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous [...]

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  • How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg? Apr 12, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning and the family love eating them for breakfast! But what do you do if your [...]

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  • How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs Blog Cover How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs Apr 10, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still be warm! You joyfully walk back inside and take the egg into your kitchen to prepare [...]

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  • Best Beginner Chicken Breeds Blog Cover Best Beginner Chicken Breeds Apr 7, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - So hopefully our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did it’s job and persuaded you to keep chickens. The next step is picking the breed of chicken you want. Picking the right breed of chicken as a beginner can be the difference between thoroughly enjoying every moment with your chickens or questioning why you ever [...]

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  • How-Much-Room-Do-Chickens-Need-Blog-Cover-1 How Much Room Do Chickens Need? Apr 2, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual [...]

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  • The Easiest Way to Catch a Chicken Blog Cover The Easiest Way to Catch a Chicken Mar 1, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Sounds simple doesn’t it? When I first started out with chickens and had a handful of ladies it was simple. They all knew and trusted me – so I could easily scoop them up and do whatever was needed. When I was done, I would plop them down and give them a treat so they [...]

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