Chickens

  • history of chickens A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2022) Nov 18, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - When talking about the history of chickens, the chickens today are spoiled beyond belief compared to Grandmas’ hens. Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to essential commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg-laying rate and also the size which they grew. The chicken wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ [...]

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  • Best Meat Chicken Breeds Nov 18, 2021 by HappyChicken - When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of [...]

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  • chickens that lay colorful eggs Colored Eggs: Why, How, and Who? Nov 9, 2021 by HappyChicken - Looking for a way to wow your egg customers?  Consider adding a couple of pink, blue, green, or dark chocolate-colored eggs to your dozen, and sit back and wait for the comments! Beautiful colors, (although of course, tasting the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers [...]

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  • keep chickens 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens Nov 9, 2021 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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  • Sell backyard chicken eggs How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs Nov 4, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - It’s unlikely you will become a millionaire when you sell backyard chicken eggs. However, you should be able to generate a small income that can at least cover feed costs.  What follows is a basic primer on how to sell chicken eggs, whether you have a small amount every week or if you have a [...]

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  • sand-in-your-chicken-coop Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It? Nov 4, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - Sand in your chicken coop is a good question. Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run. Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of [...]

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  • train chickens How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop Oct 29, 2021 by HappyChicken - Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. How can you train chickens to return to their coop? It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, [...]

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  • Bresse Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know Oct 25, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - If you think your chickens are kind of a big deal, you may not know about the Bresse chicken. Okay yes, your chickens are a big deal, but if you’ve heard of the Brahma as the King of Chickens, then you should take the time to learn about the Queen. Before you get too excited [...]

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  • All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens Oct 22, 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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  • The Red Star Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness Oct 22, 2021 by The Happy Chicken Coop - The Red Star Chicken is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a unique name to go along with its abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, but instead, she is a super-duper, well-thought-out hybrid. They are also known as Sex-Link, [...]

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