Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other

Chicken Bullying

Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – chicken bullying. It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason. Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or escalate into full-blown warfare, with the receiving hen being severely […]

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How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round-  introducing new chickens to our flock!? In fact, with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long. After the first weekend, we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it, we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back […]

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Aggressive Rooster: How to Train Him to be ‘Mr. Nice Guy’

Aggressive Rooster How to Train him to be ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Blog Cover

We constantly hear of roosters that are mean to the hens and their keepers. Today we are going to give you a few tips on how to make a rooster ‘Mr. Nice Guy’. That means you’re going to learn how to tame your aggressive rooster! It will take some time and patience, so have a […]

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Chapter Two: How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter

Chapter Two How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During Winter

One of the biggest problems backyard chicken owners face during the winter months is keeping their egg supply going. If you’ve kept chickens during the winter months before, you will know that, unfortunately, if you let nature take its course, your hens will stop laying completely during this period. I’ve raised chickens for over 7 […]

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How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

How Cold Is Too Cold For My Chickens?

Here in the North Eastern States, we will see the snow flying soon. This year will be bad by all accounts, so we need to prepare ourselves and our flocks for the long months ahead. Many beginner chicken keepers are amazed at just how hardy and tough chickens are. But still, a common concern is […]

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How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

Cockerels dancing and chasing the girls around the yard are a sure sign that the warmer months are here, the mating games are about to start, and baby chicks are on the horizon. Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a severe occupation for your chickens. Only the […]

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Chicken Noises: How to Understand What They Mean

Chicken Noises- How to Understand What They Mean

Did you know that chickens can produce over 24 distinct sounds/calls? If you answered yes – you are right, but do you know what each of them means? Research has shown us that they talk about a lot of things – from food to danger. They can combine these noises to make even more ‘dialog’ […]

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Sour Crop in Chickens: What is it And How to Treat it

Sour Crop in Chickens- What is it And How to Treat it

What is sour crop? It is something we all hear about from time to time but hopefully will never experience with our hens. We are going to delve into what it is, how to treat it and how to avoid it in the future. Also, we’re going to take a look at impacted crop which […]

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Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101

Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101 Blog Cover

If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms. Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack that are full of protein which helps your hens lay lots of eggs. We’ve previously discussed our favorite healthy chicken treats and mealworms were in the top 3 of that list! There is one catch though. Feeding […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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