Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

araucana chicken breed

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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4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases

disease from backyard chickens

We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will take a look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation. The native Indian people admired the […]

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Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying

polish chickens

Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time. It has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes close […]

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Why Raising Chickens Is Much Easier Than You Think!

Raising chickens

Did you ever want to get chickens but thought it was too much trouble? Did the thought of housing them, feeding them, and cleaning the coop put you off!? There is no denying that some work is attached to keeping chickens, but it’s nowhere near as bad as you think! Once you have your coop […]

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How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

Cockerels dancing and chasing the girls around the yard are a sure sign that the warmer months are here. When the chickens mate, the games begin. Baby chicks are on the horizon. Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a severe occupation for your chickens. Only the strong […]

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How to Raise Organic Meat Chickens

One of the major perks of raising your chickens for meat is that you have a say in what goes into (or doesn’t ) go into raising your organic meat chickens.  When you control how you raise your own meat, you can make important decisions about how to care for them, how they will live, […]

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Sour Crop in Chickens: What is it And How to Treat it

Sour Crop in Chickens- What is it And How to Treat it

What is a sour crop? We all hear about it from time to time but hopefully will never experience it with our hens. We will delve into what it is, how to treat it and how to avoid it in the future. Also, we’re going to look at impacted crops, which is something a bit […]

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How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

chicken laying egg

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is walking down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. How do you get chickens to lay eggs? I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning, and the family loves eating them for breakfast! […]

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