How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

Here in the North Eastern States, we will see the snow flying soon. This year will be bad by all accounts, so we need to prepare ourselves and our flocks for the long months ahead. Many beginner chicken keepers are amazed at just how hardy and tough chickens are. But still, a common concern is […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

For many people, the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! Most beginners don’t know that the breed of chicken you get makes a huge impact on the number […]

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Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

Duckling winter care involves diligent, but not complicated or overly time consuming husbandry techniques. The cute little fuzzy ducklings that you hatched or bought will be totally dependent upon your care in order to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, who can […]

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Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time Blog Cover

So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way. We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first questions was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first eggs! […]

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How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For Blog Cover

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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