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Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? How to Tell the Difference

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With spring just around the corner, many new and experienced chicken keepers will be venturing out to purchase new chicks for the first time or add more chicks to their existing flock. Some of the most common jargons you will hear when buying new hens: is pullets, hens and point of lay. If you are […]

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How To Tell Which Hens Are Laying Eggs

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You have hens laying eggs, but minimal eggs – why is that? What’s happening? It could be environmental, nutritional, seasonal, or just a particular breed of bird. Sometimes you aren’t even sure which hens are laying – or not. Today we are going to look at how you can check to see which of your […]

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Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter

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When Fall arrives, molting is not far behind. Broody hens have probably already molted. Those that have finished molting are now sporting bright, tight new feathers, red combs, and wattles, but no eggs. The number of eggs that chickens lay is hugely affected by the season and the number of daylight hours. In today’s article, […]

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What’s the Perfect Ratio of Hens to Roosters?

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We often get asked how many roosters should be kept with a flock of hens. What’s the ratio of hens to roosters. Although this question is a moot point for folks who cannot keep roosters because of the city or byelaws, it is a valid question for those who want to keep a few roosters […]

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Treats That Will Make Your Hens Lay More Eggs

Healthy, happy hens lay more eggs. Has it been proven scientifically? I don’t know, but from my experience, a healthy hen will produce more eggs than an unhealthy, miserable chicken. Chicken treats can make your hens happy and healthy. Obviously, we can’t speed up the ‘egg clock’, but by keeping your hens in tip-top condition, […]

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How Long Will My Hens Live For?

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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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Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

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Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but […]

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Straight Run Chickens, Everything You Need to Know

Straight Run Chickens, Everything You Need to Know

The excitement of ordering your first clutch of chicks may end up causing some confusion upon their arrival. Especially if, a few months down the line, some of your layers start crowing.If this happens, you may have inadvertently ordered straight run chickens instead of all females. If you’re in a position to continue raising the surprise […]

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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 Keep Hens Cool on a Hot Summers Day

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Here in the Northeast, we have been blessed with seemingly unending hot, humid days with little to no rain. For us humans, we simply retreat to the air-conditioned house, but what about your flock? Chickens can’t sweat like us, nor can they remove their feather jackets, so what can we do to help them keep […]

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