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14 Environmental and Garden Benefits of Backyard Chickens

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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Biosecurity and Chickens: All About Biosecurity in Poultry

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Exactly what is biosecurity? It’s one of those words that gets’ thrown around a lot these days, but many people are still unsure exactly what it means. Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures put into place to prevent transmission of diseases/infections to your chickens. In its basic form, it is a set of safeguards […]

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21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens 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. Today I have put together my favorite 21 tips for keeping your chickens safe from […]

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Herbs for Chickens: How I Use Herbs in My Coop

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Buff Orpington

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington? People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry! As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly […]

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Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment! Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns. These past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for Lavender and […]

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Chicken Names: Best List of Names for Your Flock

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Someone once asked me if my chickens had names. I replied “of course, don’t your children have names?” OK – so I’m not quite to the point of thinking my chickens are ‘real children’ – my hens are much better behaved! This article is a bit of fun to see what names people have come […]

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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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Chicken Heat Stroke Treatment and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

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The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting. Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them. Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in […]

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Treatment for Them

Chicken Diseases 5 Common Flock Problems And How To Treat Them Blog Cover

Today’s topic is common chicken diseases and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home. Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely have in your medicine chest. As we all know, running off to the veterinary […]

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