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How Many People Have Gotten Chickens in the Past Five Years?

How many chickens in the past five years

How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years? The answer might surprise you. Thinking about getting chickens in 2022? If so, you aren’t alone. In the last five years, especially in the last year, raising backyard chickens has exploded. There are several reasons why. The statistics alone prove something you probably already […]

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Raising Geese to Protect Chickens

Raising geese to protect chickens

Chickens are an amazing addition to every homestead or small farm but unfortunately many other animals like them just as much as we do. While many people choose to keep their chickens safely cooped up not all breeds can handle the confinement. Others were bred particularly for their ability to forage and free-range, so cooping […]

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10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Chickens

mistakes made with chickens in winter

Chicken owners need to know how to care for their flock when the weather outside gets colder. Some places might not get snow, but others get several feet of snow, and either way, preparing for winter is a wise thing for everyone. I will share ten different mistakes chicken owners make, why they are wrong, […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

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The Araucana chickens are the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue. Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

raising chickens in the city

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones! If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that […]

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Icelandic Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

Icelandic Chickens

Thinking about raising some chickens either for meat, eggs, or even as a pet? Icelandic chickens might be the right fit for you.  This breed also called pile chickens, has a rich history with vital Viking blood. Despite their “threatened” population status, they are a strong breed. Being self-sufficient, Icelandic chickens can hold their own […]

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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu

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In recent days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had identified instances of deadly bird flu in U.S. flocks, putting the poultry industry on high alert. At the same time, an outbreak was also confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in Fauquier County, Va. In December of 2014, the bird flu (also known as Avian […]

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How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

how often do chickens lay eggs

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that this would be an excellent time to talk about the chick and laying season imminent now. How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age, and the season. Some breeds lay furiously, […]

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Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

can chickens swim

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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How to Feed Your Chickens

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How to feed your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same […]

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