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

chicken treats

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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Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? How to Tell the Difference

pullets or hens

With spring just around the corner, many new and experienced chicken keepers will be venturing out to purchase new chicks for the first time or add more chicks to their existing flock. Some of the most common jargons you will hear when buying new hens: is pullets, hens and point of lay. If you are […]

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The Easiest Way to Catch a Chicken

catch a chicken

Catch a chicken, sounds simple, doesn’t it? IT WAS SIMPLE when I first started with chickens and had a handful of ladies. They all knew and trusted me – so I could easily scoop them up and do whatever was needed. When I was done, I would plop them down and give them a treat […]

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The Dorking Chicken: Everything You Need to Know

Looking for a breed that will bring meat, eggs, and companionship to your family? You’ve found it! The Dorking chicken is a special chicken with a rich history that is, unfortunately, currently considered endangered. Dorkings is one of the oldest known chicken breeds, possibly dating to 43 AD.  So, if the Dorking has been around […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

raising chickens in the city

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones! If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that […]

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Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

ducklings in winter

Duckling winter care involves diligent but not complicated or overly time-consuming husbandry techniques. The cute little fuzzy ducklings that you hatched or bought will depend on your care to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, they can only comfortably tolerate 45-degree temperatures […]

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The Best Egg Incubator: How To Choose (And Use It Properly) [Updated]

Egg-Incubator

Once you get an egg incubator, I think you can officially be labeled 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 […]

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

quail breeds for homesteaders

There are over 130 different kinds of quail breeds 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, five are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers. Each breed offers something a little […]

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Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter

hens laying eggs in the winter

When Fall arrives, molting is not far behind. Broody hens have probably already molted. Those that have finished molting are now sporting bright, tight new feathers, red combs, and wattles, but no eggs. The number of eggs that chickens lay is hugely affected by the season and the number of daylight hours. In today’s article, […]

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The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

white rock chicken

The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the […]

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