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Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

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The Sebright chicken is a small but dynamic bird. It enjoys an almost ‘cult’ following of dedicated breeders and keepers. This pint-sized bird is beautiful to look at and can easily fit in the palm of your hand! It is a product of one man’s imagination and quest to create something different in the poultry […]

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Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

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The Sussex breed has been with us as an endearing and beloved hen for at least a few centuries. It has been bred as a dual-purpose hen, excelling at both. It has an exciting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads. The Sussex has enjoyed steady, if not […]

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Double Yolk Eggs: Causes, Safety and Other Egg Laying Anomalies

Double Yolk Eggs

The ‘egg factory’ situated in the hen is an intricate mechanism that usually functions exceedingly well for the first couple of years before gradually slowing down in the mature hen. Occasionally there are hiccups in the ‘factory’, and it can produce double yolk eggs and many other egg abnormalities. The odds of a double-yolk egg […]

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Chicken Predators: Signs of Attack and Prevention

Just last week, mid-day, I noticed my hens clucking far out from the coop, not just one hen, multiple. They would also idle by the chicken coop but not enter the run. A chicken predator during the day is not common in this area, but I immediately went to check. Sure enough, a younger opossum […]

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Are Herbicides and Pesticides Safe for Chickens?

You love your chickens and your lawn, but even more, you love watching your chickens enjoy your lawn. However, you absolutely hate weeds and pests! You want a beautiful lawn and kill every tick that moves. Many products are available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds and the insects that damage your garden. […]

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25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More)

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This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know. Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends! Surprisingly, it was hard to narrow down the list to 25 – there are lots of interesting […]

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Planting a Chicken Garden: Pros, Cons, and How To Use Chickens in Gardens

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If you raise chickens and you’re not incorporating them into your garden maintenance, you might be missing out on a fantastic win-win! Chicken gardens are more common than one might think! Are you wondering if it’s worth starting a garden and employing your chickens to help with the maintenance? We had a chicken garden for […]

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The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

What exactly is a chicken tractor? Simply put, it is a mobile home, much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a mobile chicken coop. It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, a nesting box, and a nice place for free-range. This definitive guide will […]

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Cochin Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Cochin Breed

The big, fluffy Cochin chicken begs to be picked up and cuddled! They have been seducing people for a long time and aren’t about to stop anytime soon! They have been described as ‘head-to-toe feathers’ – an apt description for these beautifully feathered birds. People cannot pass them by without remarking on them. These sweet […]

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Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck- Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More...

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles. This unusual-looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple for many indigenous peoples of South America, adding eggs and meat to their diet. Although originally a tropical bird, it has adapted well to various climates and can thrive […]

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