21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

21 Tips Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

We all love our fluffy, feathered friends and want to do the best for them. If you already have an established flock or haven’t started yet and are still in the planning stages – this article is definitely for you. Before I got my chickens I spent the better part of a year researching the […]

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

What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It Blog Cover

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 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 the case, […]

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Coccidiosis in Chickens – How To Identify And Treat

coccidiosis in chickens

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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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu: How to Spot It and Why It Matters

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu How to Spot It and Why It Matters Blog Cover

In December 2014 it was confirmed that bird flu (also known as Avian Influenza or HPAI H5) has spread to the US for the first time since 2004. Since December more than 40 million turkeys and chickens have been killed due to the virus. This is a very worrying time for many backyard chicken keepers with many […]

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Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

Chicken Feather Loss Cause and Cure Blog Cover

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst- has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator and their feather loss is normally something much less […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems

How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems Blog Cover

An egg contains a phenomenal amount of nutrition for its size, but you already knew that right? An average egg contains a mere 75 calories but gives you 7g protein, 5g fat and 1.5g of saturated fat. In addition it gives you vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, choline, carotenoids and cholesterol! And […]

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Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of […]

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14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

Chickens were domesticated around 9000 years ago in Indian and Eastern Asia. Since then they have been the source of much amusement, enjoyment and food. Today, we want to honour the backyard chicken and show everyone just what an incredible animal they are. For instance, did you know that the average US household would need […]

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Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Fayoumi is an Egyptian breed of chicken that derived from ancient jungle fowl and is believed to have been around during the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Though Fayoumi chickens have been raised along the Nile River for centuries, and have been in North America since 1940, these small, independent, amazing chickens are still relatively […]

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