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Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Chickens do a pretty good job taking care of themselves, but when it comes to the cold winter months, they’ll need a little extra TLC. We would like to take you through the essentials of keeping chickens in the winter, but be sure to read our complete chicken winter guide here to get you through […]

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Raising Quail For Hunting And Sport

If you love to hunt game birds, finding them in the wild can prove to be somewhat challenging. Rather than hunting wild quail, which might be better off left in the field to promote the growth of the quail population, it can be advantageous to produce your own quail for hunting, selling, or dog training.  […]

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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 you want to kill every tick that moves. There are many products available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds, and the insects that […]

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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 would have known as a […]

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11 Must Haves For First Time Chicken Owners

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 is when you will spend the most money trying to purchase […]

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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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7 Must Read Chicken Books for Backyard Chicken Keepers

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I was recently asked what my ‘go to’ books are, if I need advice or ideas with raising chickens. Whilst we cover almost everything imaginable about chickens at The Happy Chicken Coop, there is still something nice about having a paper book! Without hesitation, I could think of five books which have helped me with […]

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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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Top 8 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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