Chickens

  • Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter Blog Cover Keeping Chickens Warm During Winter Jan 4, 2016 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Chickens are an incredibly hardy animal and you will find them in many cold places throughout the world. There are people in Alaska, Canada and many other chilly places that keep chickens without too much difficulty- as long as you are resourceful! The temperature in certain areas of Alaska has been known to drop to -20F! [...]

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  • Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015 Blog Cover Top 10 Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015 Dec 21, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - I’m sure you’ll agree 2015 has been a fantastic year for backyard chicken keepers! This year we’ve made our own mealworm farm, ran the annual backyard chickens blog award, and even interviewed 43 backyard chicken keepers– it’s been a very hectic year! We thought it would be a great idea to make our last blog [...]

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  • Top 6 Christmas Presents For Your Chickens Blog Cover Top 6 Christmas Presents For Your Chickens Dec 14, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Yes it’s that time of year again! There are cards and presents to think about, lists to make, food to prepare and families to organize. It can be a frantic and expensive time of year. Fortunately, your chickens won’t worry about a card or how much you spent on their presents- they are happy just [...]

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  • 7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates Blog Cover 7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates Nov 16, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The winter weather here in upstate New York during the winter can be brutal, and certain breeds of chicken just don’t survive here. It’s crucial that when you’re considering which breed of chicken to get, you take into account your local climate in addition to the bird’s natural climate. A mismatch of the two can [...]

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  • Chapter Six Predator Proofing Your Chickens’ Run Chapter Six: Winterizing Your Run Nov 12, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Welcome to the sixth and final chapter of Keeping Chickens in the Winter: The Definitive Guide. In this chapter we will discuss how to make sure your chickens’ run is ready for the winter. During the winter you shouldn’t let your chickens free range: they should be kept in the coop/run area, and this is [...]

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  • Chapter Three How To Feed Your Chickens Correctly During Winter Chapter Three: How To Feed Your Chickens Correctly During Winter Nov 12, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - During the wintertime your hens’ dietary requirements will change as they molt and prepare for the cold, dark winter whilst their body recuperates for next spring. Not only will their dietary requirements change but the volume of food they eat will also change during the winter. It’s important that during these changes you keep an [...]

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  • Chapter Five All You Need To Know About Chickens Molting Chapter Five: Chickens Molting During Winter Oct 8, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - In the fifth chapter of The Definitive Guide To Keeping Chickens In Winter, we look at molting. So, you opened up the hen house in the morning and thought it was a crime scene from CSI. Feathers strewn around the floor in heaps…you think the worst! A predator killed the girls, but no, they are all [...]

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  • Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015 Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015 Jul 8, 2015 by The Happy Chicken Coop - As many of you who read this blog will know, two weeks ago we started The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015. You have been voting in your thousands and last Monday (6th July) the voting lines were closed. Before we get to the results I want to thank everybody who turned up and voted [...]

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