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

Naturally, the perfect chicken breeds mean 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 […]

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Chicken Life Cycle (Learn the 4 Key Stages)

Life cycle of chickens

We all love our feathered friends, but how much do we know about their life? What happens after the egg is fertilized? What developmental stages do they go through? How long do they live? We thought we would take the time to look at the life stages of our lovable chickens and answer some of […]

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The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

What exactly is a chicken tractor? Simply put, it is a mobile home much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a portable chicken coop. It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, nesting box and a nice place for her to free range. In this […]

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The 5 Best Quail Cages That Make Raising Quail Easy

The 5 Best Cages That Make Raising Quail Easy

If you’ve decided to raise your quail in cages or pens, there are an overwhelming number of options available to you. Quail are relatively easy to care for and not very picky; however, there are a few things that every quail cage needs, so as you are shopping and planning, check to make sure you […]

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What Do Quails Eat? The Ultimate Quail Feed Guide

Despite the quail’s fragile appearance and reputation, they are quite hardy creatures that are relatively easy to feed. They are picky eaters, but once you understand what they need, it all makes sense.   If you raise other types of barnyard birds, different factors should be considered when raising quails. Factors like breed type, intended use, […]

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Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes Pee-wee’s classifications through Jumbo, but weight. Weight is pretty much down to the ounce—six ounces set apart small from large and large from jumbo.  Precise weight measuring is how grocery […]

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The Plymouth Rock Chicken: All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock Chicken- All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. It was the hen that was seen from coast to coast before the end of World War 2 and it became the nation’s main source of chicken meat and eggs. As a dual purpose hen, it excelled in good quality meat production as well as good […]

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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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The Ultimate Guide on the Silkie Chicken

silkie chicken

The Silkie chicken has been called fluff-balls, aliens from another world, teddy bears, and many other things in between. Without a doubt, they certainly are unusual-looking chickens! Their strange appearance, friendliness, and mothering skills are surely what endears them to many folks. Today we are going to discover the history behind this unusual breed of […]

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