Chickens

  • Life cycle of chickens Chicken Life Cycle (Learn the 4 Key Stages) Apr 30, 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? How long do they live? We thought we would take the time to look at the life stages of our lovable chickens and answer some of [...]

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  • All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens Apr 20, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Today we are going to focus on Infectious Coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds and finally, how to help prevent your flock [...]

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  • Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know Apr 20, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands. They are popular in the UK [...]

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  • Cochin Chickens Recognized Varieties, Frizzle and Egg Production Blog Cover Cochin Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More… Apr 20, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The big, fluffy Cochin chicken just begs to be picked up and cuddled! They have been seducing people for a long time now and aren’t about to stop anytime soon! They have been described as ‘head to toe feathers’ – an apt description for these beautifully feathered birds. People cannot pass them by without making [...]

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  • Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands Apr 2, 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. 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 vary depending on the particular age [...]

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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 Apr 2, 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, nesting box and a nice place for her to free range. In this [...]

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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 Apr 2, 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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  • golden comet chicken Golden Comet Chicken: What to Know Before Buying One Apr 1, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Golden Comet chicken is one of the more recent hybrid chickens that has been bred for great egg production. It was initially ‘made’ for the commercial industry, but it has successfully transitioned into small farms and backyards across the world and is possibly the most widely kept hybrid hen. In this article, we will [...]

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  • Chapter Two How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter Chapter Two: How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter Apr 1, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - One of the biggest problems backyard chicken owners face during the winter months is keeping their egg supply going. If you’ve kept chickens during the winter months before, you will know that, unfortunately, if you let nature take its course, your hens will stop laying completely during this period. I’ve raised chickens for over 7 [...]

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  • chickens for meat 2020 Case Study: Growing Interest in Raising Chickens for Meat Mar 23, 2021 by HappyChicken - In recent years, the desire to raise meat chickens has increased. There are a few good reasons for this, but one of the most prominent reasons to know where one’s food comes from.  Others want to sell meat chickens for a profit, and then there are those who enjoy the security of knowing how to [...]

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