The Plymouth Rock Chicken: All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock Chicken- All You Need To Know

Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. The hen 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 and good egg production, the only hen that […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Pecking Order in Chickens

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order. In our mind’s 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

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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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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Egg Candling

The Complete Beginners Guide To Egg Candling

Egg candling is a neat, cheap, and easy way to discover what is happening inside the egg, but how do you do it? Here you will find the complete guide on what candling is and when and how to perform it. I will also explain some of the mysteries behind candling and help you get […]

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The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

Who doesn’t want a flock of happy chickens that come running when you approach them? Some people prioritize traits such as egg production, cold hardiness, outward appearances if raising for the show, chicken size, or growth speed; for those of us backyard flock keepers, having the friendliest chicken breeds as our pets is a big […]

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

The Definitive List of Chicken Treats What Can Chickens Eat Blog Cover

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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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

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 be totally dependent upon your care in order to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, who can […]

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