Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

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This question had never entered my head – I assumed they didn’t! Like me, you also assumed chickens don’t swim. You’re not alone. It appears most people think chickens can’t swim either. In the ordinary course of the day, you can watch your chicken drink water, perhaps paddle her feet if she’s hot, but swim? […]

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Raising Quail On The Ground And Ground Pen Information

Raising quail on the ground is gaining popularity among farmers and fanciers. Quail lovers have rediscovered the benefits of allowing their quail to live in a ground pen. Watching their birds interact with the natural environment has become an entertaining hobby for game bird enthusiasts.  Typically, quail are kept in cages, similar to that of […]

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The Definitive List of Chicken Treats: What Can Chickens Eat?

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We all love to give our hens tidbits, but just what can chickens eat? I’m sure you’ve wondered what treats you can safely give to chickens, so we have put together this definitive list containing over 200 snacks. If you want to search for a specific snack you can use our tool below. Or you […]

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44 Beautiful DIY Chicken Coop Plans You Can Actually Build

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So, you are planning to build your own chicken coop. Don’t panic. Take a deep breath! If you are concerned that you won’t be able to read the coop plans and be too technical, you are not alone. I cannot read and execute building plans to save my life, yet I have built a total […]

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Can Chickens Eat Oranges?

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Feeding your flock extra table scraps or goodies that haven’t gone bad is entertaining, and usually pretty good for your chickens. I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of a variety in their diet? Chickens are no different. If your flock has been stuck with boring commercial crumble for a long period of time, prepare […]

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Can Chickens Eat Grapes – Are They Safe?

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Giving chickens treats is a favorite pastime of many chicken lovers. It’s easy to toss your flock some leftovers and assume they’ll be able to eat them without issue. But the truth is, not all treats are created equal.  Lucky for you, if you’re a grape lover,  grapes are a safe choice as a chicken […]

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Can Chickens Eat Strawberries?

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Chickens love a little variety in their diets and adding some leftover strawberries to their meal will make them a happy flock of chickens. Strawberries are perfectly safe for your chickens, in moderation, of course.  Why Feed Your Chickens Strawberries Aside from the fact that it’s fun to feed your chickens treats from time to […]

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Raising Turkeys and Chickens Together – Can You and Should You?

Poultry enthusiasts often dabble with different species of birds. One of the questions that comes up often is,  “Can I keep chickens with other kinds of poultry?” or “Can I have a mixed flock?” The short answer is YES, you can. But should you? Generally speaking, ducks, peafowl, and turkeys can certainly be kept on […]

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Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

From time to time, we get questions about the hens’ ability to fly. So today we are going to answer this very question for you. The short answer is: yes! As always though, there is more to the answer so read on my friends. Our backyard hens are the noble descendants of the red or […]

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