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Just How Loud Are Roosters? 5 Myths Debunked

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This question is perennial and comes up frequently, so we decided to take some time to answer the question and give the roosters a break from all the bad press they get! Folks tend to say roosters are very noisy – and yes, they can be, but not as noisy as you might think… While […]

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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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How to Raise Chickens with No Land

How to Raise Chickens with No Land

Lots of people want to keep chickens but they live in the city or suburban areas with small backyards. They think they can’t raise chickens because they don’t have enough space! Keeping chickens when you have a small or no yard is a bit tricky, but can be done with a good deal of planning […]

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How To Prevent Frostbite During Winter?

During these cold winter months, your girls have a lot more to worry about than lack of daylight! One of the biggest problems which can occur is frostbite. It was Ben Franklin that said ‘an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure’. He may not have been talking about chickens at the […]

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How To Keep Your Chickens Entertained In Winter! 4 Chicken Boredom Busters

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The cold, gloomy days of winter are here and everyone can get bored, even chickens! Boredom leads to mischief such as feather picking, egg eating, squabbling and a miserable disposition. We have put together some ideas for helping to relieve boredom for your flock and to help them to live together harmoniously throughout the winter […]

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How To Do A Chicken Health Check (Checklist Included)

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Regular health checks for your birds can prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches. You probably already take mental notes of what’s going on with your flock on a daily basis. This article gives you a few pointers on what you are looking for and how to deal with some minor problems as they occur. […]

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How To Stop My Eggs From Freezing?

How To Stop My Eggs From Freezing?

Once the temperature starts falling, we know it’s not going to be long before we are making several trips per day to the coop to collect eggs. There is only one thing worse than getting to the nest boxes and finding all the eggs frozen- and that is your chickens not laying eggs at all! The […]

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How to Feed Your Chickens

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How to feed your chickens might not be something that you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same as each […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build Your Own Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop […]

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