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Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

It can be alarming if your chickens’ poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chickens’ poop will differ depending on what they eat, where the feces is coming from, and yes often it depends on their health.  Let’s break […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Chickens

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When we have friends over to our house for the first time, and they notice we have chickens in our backyard, one of the first questions most of them ask is: “why do you keep chickens in your backyard?”. To people who already keep chickens, no explanation is needed. However, this got us thinking, what […]

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How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

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Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. How can you train chickens to return to their coop? It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds, and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens: 9 Things You Must Know

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It’s becoming more and more common to raise Guinea fowl with chickens. So we have put together some helpful information for you regarding these birds and what sort of room-mates they make for your chickens. It’s important to know that Guinea fowl and chickens are vastly different in their lifestyle and habits. This may sound […]

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Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

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Many first-time chicken keepers ask a common question: “Can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? We have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today, we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous blog post: why […]

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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

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The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for its reliability in producing eggs and meat. It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose. It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell […]

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Chapter Five: Chickens Molting During Winter

Chapter Five All You Need To Know About Chickens Molting

In the fifth chapter of The Definitive Guide To Keeping Chickens In Winter, we look at chickens molting in winter. So, you opened up the hen house in the morning and thought it was a crime scene from CSI. Feathers strewn around the floor in heaps…you think the worst! A predator killed the girls, but no, […]

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Chicken Swing: Which One to Buy and How to Train Your Chickens

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We are all guilty of buying toys for our hens – we just love to spoil them rotten! That’s ok, they deserve it after working hard laying those eggs and raising chicks. One ‘toy’ that has been popular for a while now is the chicken swing – wait, what? A chicken swing? Yes, you heard […]

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Coccidiosis in Chickens – How To Identify And Treat

Coccidiosis In Chickens

If your chickens start acting ill, your mind might start racing with all the things that could be going wrong.  Coccidiosis is a prevalent killer in chickens, and it’s pretty easy to identify and treat if you know how to catch it quickly.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about coccidiosis in […]

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