How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round-  introducing new chickens to our flock!? In fact, with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long. After the first weekend, we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it, we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Pecking Order in Chickens

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order. In our mind’s eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit.’ From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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Chicken Diseases: 5 Common Flock Problems And How To Treat Them

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Today’s topic is common disease and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home. Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely have in your medicine chest. As we all know, running off to the veterinary every […]

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Serama: Is This Tiny Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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Small but mighty, the Serama lays claim to the smallest chicken in the world, and also one of the most expensive! It is a relative newcomer to the Western world, but has been known in Singapore for many years. It has the distinction of being a true bantam – there is no large counterpart chicken. […]

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

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Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances. You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, […]

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the poultry world soon after its creation. The hugely successful Rhode Island Red outshone all competition […]

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Chicken Supplies: 7 Things Every Flock Needs

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Keeping chickens is relaxing and enjoyable, but before you get your fluffy little friends there are a few things you should have ready. Just as we need some furniture, carpets and other goodies to make our homes complete, so do chickens. They aren’t as demanding as most folks, but there are a few supplies they […]

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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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Automatic Chicken Waterers: What’s Best For Your Flock

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Today we are going to be talking all about automatic chicken waterers. Certainly an automatic system can save you time, but is it worth the investment? You can spend a lot of money on some of the automatic systems available, so you should try to find the best bang for your buck. This is where […]

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Heated Chicken Waterer: What’s Best for Your Flock?

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when those of us in ‘the frozen North’ can all look forward to frozen drinking troughs and waterers and a trek through the snow to take fresh water to our flock. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do that trek several times a […]

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