Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

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A common question many first time chicken keepers ask is: “can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? In fact we have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous […]

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

What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It Blog Cover

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 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 the case, […]

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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu: How to Spot It and Why It Matters

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu How to Spot It and Why It Matters Blog Cover

In December 2014 it was confirmed that bird flu (also known as Avian Influenza or HPAI H5) has spread to the US for the first time since 2004. Since December more than 40 million turkeys and chickens have been killed due to the virus. This is a very worrying time for many backyard chicken keepers with many […]

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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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Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of […]

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How To Choose The Perfect Egg Incubator (And Use It Properly)

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Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having Christmas every day. There are lots of different types of incubators out there, ranging from […]

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

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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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