How To Hatch Eggs With A Broody Hen

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As springtime rolls around again, we will all doubtless see articles on how to break a broody hen, but why should you need to? A hen is the ultimate top choice in the incubation and rearing of chicks, so why do many people choose to not have broody hens around? The motherhood instinct is triggered […]

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How To Deal With A Loud Rooster

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where you can have roosters, you probably won’t think twice about the rampant crowing. You wouldn’t be wrong, either! Most areas that are very rural or zoned agricultural are pretty rooster-friendly. So, how to deal with a loud rooster would never be an issue Though there […]

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Buying A Duck: Top 10 Reasons You Should

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Buying a duck is a big commitment, even if you only buy a handful of these adorable little creatures. Taking on the responsibility of caring for another life should never be entered into lightly. Before opening your wallet, you must KNOW that you have the time, space, and money to care for the ducks year-round […]

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A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2022)

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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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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build a Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop is […]

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How To Tell A Rooster From A Hen (Is it a Boy or a Girl?)

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So, how do you determine the sex of those just-hatched fluff balls in your incubator? And how do you tell a rooster from a hen? Sexing a chick can be easy (sex link chicks), or it can be a mysterious art form that takes years to perfect (vent sexing). This article will give you some […]

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6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

I have to smile at this article about the broody hen.  Since I currently have two hens determined to be broody! Fortunately for us Northern chicken keepers, broodiness is pretty much confined to the summer months. Broody hens can mean trouble for your flock and egg supply! To make matters worse, broodiness can often spread […]

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Australorp Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

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The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene. Still, it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over in its relatively short history. The name is a contraction of Australian black Orpington. Several different names called the breed before Australorp was settled upon. Since Australians […]

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Egg Float Test: Is it a Myth?

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We have all heard of it, but what exactly is it? The egg float test is a simple test that checks for the egg’s freshness. But is it just an old wives’ tale, or does this test actually work? Today’s topic is just that. We’re going to explain the egg float test, how to do […]

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

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Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her, and she won’t leave her nesting box. What’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it, and chances are she is just a broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks, this can be problematic because the hen in question will stop laying eggs. Whatever […]

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