What Do Quails Eat? The Ultimate Quail Feed Guide

Despite the quail’s fragile appearance and reputation, they are quite hardy creatures that are relatively easy to feed. They are picky eaters, but once you understand what they need, it all makes sense.   If you raise other types of barnyard birds, different factors should be considered when raising quails. Factors like breed type, intended use, […]

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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, the mating games are about to start, and 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 […]

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual […]

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How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

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The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died. Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal […]

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Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference?

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For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer’. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that us chicken folk don’t even think about – but what actually are […]

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Do Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe

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Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states. It is one of numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens. And yes, opossums will eat chickens. In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an […]

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What Do Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them and much more. As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics […]

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