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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

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There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are pretty normal and will resolve themselves independently, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article, we will look at the causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to help your birds. Our […]

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How Many People Have Gotten Chickens in the Past Five Years?

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How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years? The answer might surprise you. Thinking about getting chickens in 2022? If so, you aren’t alone. In the last five years, especially in the last year, raising backyard chickens has exploded. There are several reasons why. The statistics alone prove something you probably already […]

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How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs

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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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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu

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In recent days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had identified instances of deadly bird flu in U.S. flocks, putting the poultry industry on high alert. At the same time, an outbreak was also confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in Fauquier County, Va. In December of 2014, the bird flu (also known as Avian […]

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How Long Will My Hens Live For?

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The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died. Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal […]

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4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases

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We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, […]

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47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Keeping Backyard Chickens”

Backyard Chicken Owners

Keeping backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens? These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every […]

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9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

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There are many reasons why people get backyard chickens- fresh eggs and a self-sufficient lifestyle are some of the most common. Unfortunately, sometimes people who aren’t suitable to raise chickens rush into it and end up with chickens only to give them away after several weeks. Sooner or later these people realize that chickens are […]

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The 12 Daftest Things Ever Said About Backyard Chickens

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After the industrialization of farming post World War 2, many people became disconnected from the land, food and rural agricultural life in general. Times and practices were changing from a slower rural life, to a faster more industrialized city life. This movement towards greater production was needed in order to provide food for everyone on […]

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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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