How To Do A Chicken Health Check (Checklist Included)

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Performing regular health checks for your birds can prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches. You probably already take mental notes of what’s going on with your flock on a daily basis. This article is to give you a few pointers on what you are looking for and how to deal with some of the […]

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Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It

All You Need To Know About Chickens Molting

The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. What’s up with that? Congratulations! Your ladies (and boys) are molting. Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide […]

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Chicken Heat Stroke 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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Seven of the Biggest Chicken Myths

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Sometimes old wives tales linger on long enough to become folk legends that people still believe in to this day. As people become more and more disconnected from their food source, the ‘legends’  continue and can even expand. Over the years I’ve heard many myths about chickens, some entertaining, but others just outright lies! We […]

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Are You Prepared For Chicken Trouble? How to Create a Backup Plan

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Today we are going to look at a few of the problems and issues that can come with caring for chickens. Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens, but for any livestock you are caring for- even pets. Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water and house them so it’s impossible […]

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Chicken Winter Boredom Busters! How to Keep Your Hens Happy During Winter

Chicken Winter Boredom Busters! How to Keep Your Hens Happy During Winter Blog Cover

The cold, gloomy days of winter are here and everyone can get bored, even chickens! Boredom leads to mischief such as feather picking, egg eating, squabbling and a miserable disposition. We have put together some ideas for helping to relieve boredom for your flock and to help them to live together harmoniously throughout the winter […]

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Top 10 Must Read Backyard Chicken Articles of 2015

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I’m sure you’ll agree 2015 has been a fantastic year for backyard chicken keepers! This year we’ve made our own mealworm farm, ran the annual backyard chickens blog award, and even interviewed 43 backyard chicken keepers– it’s been a very hectic year! We thought it would be a great idea to make our last blog […]

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Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015

Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015

As many of you who read this blog will know, two weeks ago we started The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015. You have been voting in your thousands and last Monday (6th July) the voting lines were closed. Before we get to the results I want to thank everybody who turned up and voted […]

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