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8 Best Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

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Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there. If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some of ours too. When shortlisting the best chicken breeds for small backyards we used the […]

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How Long Are Eggs Good For?

How Long Are Eggs Good For?

As chicken keepers, we all enjoy the luxury of freshly laid eggs. It is something you take for granted when you have your supply. Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh? Or how long those store-bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there? Today we will look at how long eggs stay fresh and […]

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How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs For?

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We’re often asked here at The Happy Chicken Coop: “how long will my hen lay eggs for”? Like so many ‘simple’ questions there is no straightforward answer, there are many variables – within each breed and each individual hen. A bit like people, no two hens are the same… However with that said, we have […]

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10 Tips for Keeping Backyard Chickens for Beginners

10 tips for keeping backyard chickens

Having a new flock of chickens can be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, especially for beginners. It takes years to learn the ins and outs of good chicken keeping. If I could go back and start over, there would be a handful of things I wish I had known as a beginner. […]

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Best 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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Are Herbicides and Pesticides Safe for Chickens?

You love your chickens and your lawn, but even more, you love watching your chickens enjoy your lawn. However, you absolutely hate weeds and pests! You want a beautiful lawn and kill every tick that moves. Many products are available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds and the insects that damage your garden. […]

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DIY Flock Block Recipe For Chickens: Homemade Peck Block

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If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that my hens get spoilt and have lots of snacks. I’ve even written about their favorite 9 healthy snacks and table scraps! However, one of their absolute favorite snacks is flock block. During this time of year, flock blocks are fantastic. My hens love to […]

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Are You Prepared For A Chicken Emergency? How to Create a Backup Plan

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Today we will look at a few of the problems and issues of caring for chickens. Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens but for any livestock you care for, even pets. Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water, and house them, so it’s impossible to ‘drop the ball’ and ignore their […]

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11 Must Haves For First Time Beginner Chicken Owners: Checklist for Chicken Coop

11 must haves for first time chicken owners

Chickens are entertaining little creatures that are great for pure enjoyment, ornamental appeal, and fresh eggs. Bringing home a new flock is an exciting experience but if they arrive without proper preparation, the excitement can turn into panic quickly. When you are not prepared, you will spend the most money trying to purchase everything you […]

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