Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world! It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices. Why is it so successful? They certainly are a bird that […]

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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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Golden Comet Chicken: What to Know Before Buying One

Golden Comet Chicken

The Golden Comet chicken is one of the more recent hybrid chickens that has been bred for great egg production. It was initially ‘made’ for the commercial industry, but it has successfully transitioned into small farms and backyards worldwide and is possibly the most widely kept hybrid hen. This article will delve into its history […]

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door: What to Know Before Buying

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door An automated door – every chicken keeper’s dream! You can rest in bed and not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to let the girls out. You can go away for the evening, knowing they will be safely locked in while you are away. In addition […]

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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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Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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Today’s subject is automatic chicken feeders. Automatic feeders offer several huge benefits over traditional (gravity) feeders; firstly they help reduce waste and secondly, they keep the feed fresh for longer. What’s not to like? They have been around for a while now, so in this article we are going to look at what options there […]

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Organic Chicken Feed: What to Know Before Buying

Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about feeding our animals and livestock ‘pure’ food. Sadly, that is no longer true. Manufacturers have been adding things to animal feeds for decades; antibiotics, hormones and now Genetically Modified Organisms (all in the name of animal health and economy). Happily, some of those practices have […]

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Chicken Scratch: What You Need To Know Before Feeding

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Have you fed your chickens some chicken scratch before? They love it. They will come running when you shake that bag – but should they have it? Is it good for them? Do they need it? We love to give our hens treats, but we need to keep in mind that they need a properly […]

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Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

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The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even their feathers were used to stuff pillows, truly a multi-purpose hen. Unlike our present day […]

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