Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

Swedish flower chicken

A hen with such a pretty-sounding name has to be unique – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers. It was relatively unknown outside of its’ native land of Sweden until 2010, when a few were imported […]

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How To Hatch Eggs With A Broody Hen

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As springtime rolls around again, we will all doubtless see articles on how to break a broody hen, but why should you need to? A hen is the ultimate top choice in the incubation and rearing of chicks, so why do many people choose to not have broody hens around? The motherhood instinct is triggered […]

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Hen Eating Their Own Eggs. How Do I Stop Them?

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Hen eating their own eggs can be a huge problem once it takes hold. It’s a behavior that needs to be stopped quickly as other hens may decide to join in and that is a difficult thing to stop. This is one of the last problems you want as a chicken keeper because many of […]

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Guinea Hen: All You Need To Know (Complete Care Guide)

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Guinea hen’s popularity seems to be on the rise. They go by several names, but the most common are Guinea Fowl and Pet Speckled Hen. These peculiar-looking birds are quite the talk of the town wherever they are seen. They are a strange-looking bird to be sure, once seen, never forgotten. They are dramatically different […]

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How To Tell A Rooster From A Hen (Is it a Boy or a Girl?)

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So, how do you determine the sex of those just-hatched fluff balls in your incubator? And how do you tell a rooster from a hen? Sexing a chick can be easy (sex link chicks), or it can be a mysterious art form that takes years to perfect (vent sexing). This article will give you some […]

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Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference?

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For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that we chicken folk doesn’t even think about – but what actually are […]

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6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

6 Easy Ways to Break a Broody Hen

I have to smile at this article about the broody hen.  Since I currently have two hens determined to be broody! Fortunately for us Northern chicken keepers, broodiness is pretty much confined to the summer months. Broody hens can mean trouble for your flock and egg supply! To make matters worse, broodiness can often spread […]

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

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Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her, and she won’t leave her nesting box. What’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it, and chances are she is just a broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks, this can be problematic because the hen in question will stop laying eggs. Whatever […]

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How to Sex Chickens: 5 Methods To Determine Hen Or Rooster

When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. It isn’t an easy task to determine the sex of chickens. In fact, I have spent many years trying to find the best way to determine who is who in my young flocks. It […]

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Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

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This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers). A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed. It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom and is very capable of surviving in adverse conditions. In this article we discuss everything […]

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