Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

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A hen with such a pretty-sounding name has to be unique – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers. It was relatively unknown outside of its’ native land of Sweden until 2010, when a few were imported […]

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Chicken Parasites: The Complete Guide Part 2

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Note: This is the second of a two-part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on internal parasites and the first part of the series focused on external parasites. In the first half of this series, we focused on discussing the harm that parasites can cause your chickens. We won’t repeat this information again; […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build a Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop is […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

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That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season! Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our chicks – after all. They are very fuzzy, cute, and endearing. In our guide below, we cover everything you need to know about hatching eggs; from setting up […]

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The Sapphire Gem Chicken: The Complete Info Guide

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Also known as the Sapphire Blue Plymouth Rock or Blue Plymouth Rock, the Sapphire Gem is all the rage for novelty and specialty chicken fanciers. Scouring the internet for information on this rare variety will most likely lead you down a dead-end road or to the local jewelers’ websites. There is conflicting information on this […]

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Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

Black Copper Marans- Complete Breed Guide

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Marans chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays extraordinary, dark, chocolate-colored eggs. Although it has not been around that long (1900 or so), it has a fraught history with ups and downs and near extinction. The Marans breed has […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Egg Candling

The Complete Beginners Guide To Egg Candling

Egg candling is a neat, cheap, and easy way to discover what is happening inside the egg, but how do you do it? Here you will find the complete guide on what candling is and when and how to perform it. I will also explain some of the mysteries behind candling and help you get […]

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The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites

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Note: This is the first of a two part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on external parasites and the second part of the series will focus on internal parasites. Recently we’ve talked about how to keep your chickens safe from predators but sometimes the worst enemies are already living in the coop! […]

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Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

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The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to. We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so here is what we have discovered about this personable little chicken. Technically they are not […]

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How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last: The Complete Guide

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Keeping eggs fresh has always been a challenge. Less than 100 years ago refrigeration was a luxury for the rich, so keeping eggs fresh relied on ingenuity and the staples of the house. In this article we are going to be talking mainly about hard boiled eggs; how to, storage, nutrition. This is all you […]

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