The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework! So, for me the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are nearly […]

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The Definitive List of Chicken Treats: What Can Chickens Eat?

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We all love to give our hens tidbits, but just what can chickens eat? I’m sure you’ve wondered what treats you can safely give to chickens, so we have put together this definitive list containing over 200 snacks. If you want to search for a specific snack you can use our tool below. Or you […]

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A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2020)

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Chickens today are spoiled beyond belief when compared to Grandmas’ hens. Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to basic commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg laying rate and also the size which they grew. The chicken really wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ animal on the farm. The […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

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For many people the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! But one thing most beginners don’t know is that the breed of chicken you get makes a huge […]

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5 of The Most Common Quail Breeds for Homesteaders and Which is Right for You

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There are over 130 different kinds of quail throughout the world but, if you are thinking of raising your own, there’s a handful of top-notch quail breeds suitable for the homesteader. Out of the 130-some quail breeds, 5 are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers.  Each breed offers something a little different, […]

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Types of Quail Feeders

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It’s fine and dandy for quail to be messy eaters in the wild, but their natural instinct to make a mess of their feeders isn’t conducive for confined quail.  Quail tend to waste feed by violently rummaging through their crumbles about—with their heads. Quail are natural foragers, and their main diet consists of grains, seeds, […]

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Newcastle Disease Causes Massive Culling of Poultry in California

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Imagine waking up to a knock on the door, and a slew of people alleged to be government officials alert you that your entire flock of beloved chickens is scheduled to be destroyed. This is the reality many California residents are facing due to a recent outbreak of Newcastle disease (vND). The disease started out on […]

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Chicken Predators: Signs of Attack and Prevention

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Just last week, mid day, I noticed my hens clucking far out from the coop, not just one hen, multiple. They would also idle by the chicken coop but not enter the run. A chicken predator during the day is not common in this area but I immediately went to check. Sure enough, a younger […]

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25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More)

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This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know. Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends! Surprisingly, it was hard to narrow down the list to 25 – there are lots of interesting […]

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5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Our Favorite

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This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right! Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop. However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate. Today we […]

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