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5 Best Types of Chicken and Chick Brooders and Heaters

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This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right! Chicken coop heaters. Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old-timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop. However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate. […]

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Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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

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Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about organic chicken feed for our animals and livestock. 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 […]

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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. A basic primer on how to sell chicken eggs, whether you have a small amount every week or if you have a more significant amount […]

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6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

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Whether you are a new chicken owner, or a long-time lover, one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy happy flock is their housing. Walk-in chicken coops fit the bill because they are easy to clean, accessible, and allow for chickens to have enough elbow room to stretch and grow. When looking for […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

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For many people, the main incentive for raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! Knowing the chicken breeds that lay lots of eggs is important. Quick Look At Our 10 Best Egg […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

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

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Chicken Fencing – Which One Should You Choose

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Choosing your chickens’ fencing is not to be taken lightly. It should last for a long time and protect your chickens from wandering, and the many predators in your yard are the outside world. When you select your chicken fencing, there are a few things you should take into consideration to make sure your new […]

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How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized

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We all know that you don’t need a rooster to get an egg, right? Our hens will lay an egg daily with or without any assistance from the male sex. However, if you want fertilized chicken eggs, you will need a rooster to perform his duties with your hens, which he will be happy to […]

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The Easiest Way to Catch a Chicken

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Catch a chicken, sounds simple, doesn’t it? IT WAS SIMPLE when I first started with chickens and had a handful of ladies. They all knew and trusted me – so I could easily scoop them up and do whatever was needed. When I was done, I would plop them down and give them a treat […]

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