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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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Do I Need a Rooster for Hens to Lay Eggs?

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I am always surprised when I’m asked this question. I suppose it’s a logical question for those not too familiar with poultry. Do I need a Rooster for hens to lay eggs? A rooster does serve a couple of useful purposes to the flock which can be a good thing for the hens and keeper […]

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How To Prepare For Chicks

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If it’s your first time or umpteenth time with baby chicks, it’s always an exciting time! While you are waiting for them to hatch or come by mail, the anticipation builds up to the day of arrival. However, there are several things you need to prepare before your chicks arrive. Chick First Aid Kit Every once […]

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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 own supply. Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh for? Or how long those store bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there? Today we are going to look at exactly […]

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Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

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The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting. Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them. Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in […]

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

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Today we are going to look at a few of the problems and issues that can come with caring for chickens. Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens, but for any livestock you are caring for- even pets. Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water and house them so it’s impossible […]

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Homemade DIY Flock Block For Chickens Recipe

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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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Top 6 Christmas Presents For Your Chickens

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Yes it’s that time of year again! There are cards and presents to think about, lists to make, food to prepare and families to organize. It can be a frantic and expensive time of year. Fortunately, your chickens won’t worry about a card or how much you spent on their presents- they are happy just […]

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Chapter One: Preparing Your Coop For Winter

Chapter One Preparing Your Coop For Winter

In the first chapter of our definitive winter guide, we are going to look at how to prepare your coop so it’s ready for winter. Mother Nature built the chicken to withstand some fairly extreme environments. The layers of downy feathers under the visible plumage can be puffed up to catch air against the body, […]

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Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Chicks

Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Baby Chicks

You have chosen your breeds, placed your order and are waiting for the arrival of your new chickens. Now what? Well, instead of sitting and waiting, you should make sure you have everything you need and that it works well in advance of the arrival of your chicks! There are a few things specific to […]

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