The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

Who doesn’t want a flock of happy chickens that come running when you approach them? Though some people prioritize traits such as egg production, cold hardiness, outward appearances if raising for show, chicken size, or growth speed, for those of us backyard flock keepers, having friendly chickens as our pets is a big reason we […]

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The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework! So, for me the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are nearly […]

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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, that they will be too technical, you are not alone. I cannot read and execute building plans to save my life, yet I have built […]

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door: What to Know Before Buying

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An automated door – every chicken keepers 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 to a stress-free life, […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

An ornamental chicken breed is a variety which is not known for its egg or meat production but has value in its unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs is less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds […]

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Best Meat Chicken Breeds

When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of […]

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How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning and the family love eating them for breakfast! But what do you do if your […]

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Best Beginner Chicken Breeds

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So hopefully our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did it’s job and persuaded you to keep chickens. The next step is picking the breed of chicken you want. Picking the right breed of chicken as a beginner can be the difference between thoroughly enjoying every moment with your chickens or questioning why you ever […]

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