Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe

possum eat chickens

Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states. It is one of the numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens. And yes, opossums will eat chickens. In this article, we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against […]

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Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

chickens and kitchen scraps

Many first-time chicken keepers ask a common question: “Can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? 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 blog post: why […]

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Is It Safe To Eat Fertilized Eggs?

fertilized chicken egg

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Yes, fertilized eggs are safe to eat.  For both you and the egg, well, the egg is kind of out of luck, but there’s nothing wrong with you can eat a fertilized egg.  The truth is, if you buy eggs from the grocery store, you aren’t going to […]

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21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens Safe From Predators

21 Tips Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

We all love our fluffy, feathered friends and want to do the best for them. If you already have an established flock or haven’t started yet and are still in the planning stages – this article is definitely for you. Today I have put together my favorite 21 tips for keeping your chickens safe from […]

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Can Chickens Eat Grapes – Are They Safe?

can chickens eat grapes

Giving chickens treats is a favorite pastime of many chicken lovers. It’s easy to toss your flock some leftovers and assume they’ll be able to eat them without issue. But the truth is, not all treats are created equal.  Lucky for you, if you’re a grape lover,  grapes are a safe choice as a chicken […]

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Are Herbicides and Pesticides Safe for Chickens?

You love your chickens and your lawn, but even more, you love watching your chickens enjoy your lawn. However, you absolutely hate weeds and pests! You want a beautiful lawn and you want to kill every tick that moves. There are many products available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds, and the insects that […]

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Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

7 Deadly Winter Predators How to Stop Them

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter months, only bears truly hibernate. Raccoons, possums and foxes will hunker down and stay in […]

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