Chickens

  • electric fence for chickens and goats Electric Fence for Chickens and Goats Mar 18, 2021 by HappyChicken - We’ve all heard that “good fences make good neighbors” and once you deal with animals it makes a lot more sense! While you may have the courtesy not to wander onto your neighbor’s property and scatter their mulch, the same can’t be said for your chickens! Hoofstock is a whole other ballgame – particularly goats. [...]

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  • Leghorn Chicken- All You Need To Know Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know Mar 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV. He is probably the best-known Leghorn chicken in the world! Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns. This article will explain Leghorn’s history, temperament, [...]

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  • Polish Chickens Temperament, Color and Egg Laying Blog Cover Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying Mar 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time, but it has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes [...]

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  • Chicken Roosts What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them Blog Cover Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them Mar 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - You would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but it is [...]

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  • How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens? How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens? Mar 17, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Here in the North Eastern States, we will see the snow flying soon. This year will be bad by all accounts, so we need to prepare ourselves and our flocks for the long months ahead. Many beginner chicken keepers are amazed at just how hardy and tough chickens are. But still, a common concern is [...]

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  • How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know Mar 16, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Cockerels dancing and chasing the girls around the yard are a sure sign that the warmer months are here, the mating games are about to start, and baby chicks are on the horizon. Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a severe occupation for your chickens. Only the [...]

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs (Varieties, Colors and More)jpg Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs (Varieties, Colors and More) Mar 16, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The vast majority of chickens have combs, but why is that? It is a very unique and important part of the chicken as we shall learn. The first ‘combs’ were found on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth). Today we are going to explore exactly why chickens have [...]

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens Mar 16, 2021 by HappyChicken - One of the best parts of having your own flock of chickens is sustainability and feeling as though you’re a part of the natural world! Many people enjoy the peace that comes from a zero-waste, all-natural, and environmentally-friendly way of life and couldn’t imagine raising poultry any other way. Here we are going to touch [...]

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  • Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs Mar 16, 2021 by HappyChicken - Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes Pee-wee’s classifications through Jumbo, but weight. Weight is pretty much down to the ounce—six ounces set apart small from large and large from jumbo.  Precise weight measuring is how grocery [...]

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  • The Plymouth Rock Chicken- All You Need To Know The Plymouth Rock Chicken: All You Need To Know Mar 15, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. It was the hen that was seen from coast to coast before the end of World War 2 and it became the nation’s main source of chicken meat and eggs. As a dual purpose hen, it excelled in good quality meat production as well as good [...]

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