Chickens

  • chicken and hen Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference? Aug 16, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that we chicken folk doesn’t even think about – but what actually are [...]

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  • chickens and ducks What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together Aug 16, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good looks and humorous farm antics, ducks are tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the [...]

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  • how long do chickens live How Long Do Chickens Live: 6 Factors That Impact Life Expectancy Aug 16, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - We all love our chickens, but how long do they live? The answer to the question can depend on so many things. Nowadays, hens have become productive pets for thousands of people, and we want the best for them, so knowing what to expect is really important. Today, we will take a look at the [...]

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  • 14 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise Aug 11, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Our color theme for this article is black chicken breeds! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are, of course, several more black breeds, but they are [...]

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  • chicken eggs are fertilized How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized Aug 8, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - We all know that you don’t need a rooster to get an egg, right? Our hens will lay an egg daily with or without any assistance from the male sex. However, if you want fertilized eggs, you will need a rooster to perform his duties with your hens, which he will be happy to do [...]

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  • araucana chicken breed Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens Aug 8, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Araucana chickens are the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue. Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come [...]

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  • Barnevelder Chicken Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying Aug 8, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Barnevelder Chicken, or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens. That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following, and rightly so. They are low-maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks! Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds favor [...]

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  • tips for breeding chickens 8 Simple Tips for Breeding Chickens Aug 8, 2021 by HappyChicken - Whether you want more chickens in your flock or you want to turn a profit by selling chicks, you’ll need to learn how to breed chickens. In general, most of the work is done by the rooster, but when it comes to the logistics of breeding chickens, there are certain things you can do to [...]

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  • disease from backyard chickens 4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases Aug 8, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, [...]

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  • Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Aug 6, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Table of Contents Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from ThemWhat is a Fisher Cat?What Does A Fisher Cat Eat?Where Is A Fisher Cat Usually Found?How Do Fisher Cats Normally Attack Chickens?How to Prevent A Fisher Cat AttackSigns of a Fisher Cat AttackSummaryShare This… Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fearless, [...]

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