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Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter

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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

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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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Chicken Parasites: The Complete Guide Part 2

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Note: This is the second of a two-part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on internal parasites and the first part of the series focused on external parasites. In the first half of this series, we focused on discussing the harm that parasites can cause your chickens. We won’t repeat this information again; […]

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Bresse Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

If you think your chickens are kind of a big deal, you may not know about the Bresse chicken. Okay yes, your chickens are a big deal, but if you’ve heard of the Brahma as the King of Chickens, then you should take the time to learn about the Queen. Before you get too excited […]

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The Red Star Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The Red Star Chicken is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a unique name to go along with its abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, but instead, she is a super-duper, well-thought-out hybrid. They are also known as Sex-Link, […]

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Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

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So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way. We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first question was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first […]

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What’s the Perfect Ratio of Hens to Roosters?

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We often get asked how many roosters should be kept with a flock of hens. What’s the ratio of hens to roosters. Although this question is a moot point for folks who cannot keep roosters because of the city or byelaws, it is a valid question for those who want to keep a few roosters […]

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Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact, it took several decades of study, […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build a Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop is […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

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That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season! Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our chicks – after all. They are very fuzzy, cute, and endearing. In our guide below, we cover everything you need to know about hatching eggs; from setting up […]

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