Chickens

  • Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other Feb 29, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – 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 it can escalate into full blown warfare with the receiving hen [...]

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  • Chapter Two How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter Chapter Two: How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter Feb 20, 2020 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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  • 20-Surprising-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Chickens-Blog-Cover 20 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens Feb 1, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - For those of us who have kept chickens for any length of time, we like to think we know one or two things about them. Like what time they rise for breakfast all the way through to their favourite things to eat (for ours it’s worms)! However, we’d bet that below we have compiled 20 [...]

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  • tips for breeding chickens 8 Simple Tips for Breeding Chickens Jan 23, 2020 by HappyChicken - Whether you just 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 [...]

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  • 5-Reasons-to-Keep-Chickens-Blog-Cover 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens Jan 18, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - When we have friends over to our house for the first time, and they notice we have chickens in our backyard, one of the first questions most of them ask is: “why do you keep chickens in your backyard?”. To people who already keep chickens, no explanation is needed, however this got us thinking what [...]

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  • 7-Surprising-Rules-for-Feeding-Chickens-Blog-Cover 7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens Jan 16, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their favourite snacks or kitchen scraps! Get it wrong, and it can lead to reduced egg [...]

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  • Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs Blog Cover Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs Jan 14, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - In an ideal world we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and will risk an attack during the daytime? You could just keep your chickens in a coop and [...]

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  • coccidiosis in chickens Coccidiosis in Chickens – How To Identify And Treat Jan 10, 2020 by HappyChicken - If your chickens start acting ill, your mind might start racing with all the things that could be going wrong.  A very common killer in chickens is coccidiosis, and it’s fairly easy to identify and treat if you know how to catch it quickly.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about coccidiosis [...]

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  • Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time Blog Cover Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time Jan 10, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way. We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first questions was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first eggs! [...]

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  • 7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs Blog Cover 7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs Jan 8, 2020 by The Happy Chicken Coop - It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the amount of eggs our chickens lay- this way we know straight away if somethings wrong. There are lots of reasons why your chickens might [...]

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