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The Best Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying

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I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least. They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free-range. You can walk them on a leash to give them […]

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How to Raise Chickens with No Land

How to Raise Chickens with No Land

Lots of people want to keep chickens but they live in the city or suburban areas with small backyards. They think they can’t raise chickens because they don’t have enough space! Keeping chickens when you have a small or no yard is a bit tricky, but can be done with a good deal of planning […]

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How To Prevent Frostbite During Winter?

During these cold winter months, your girls have a lot more to worry about than lack of daylight! One of the biggest problems which can occur is frostbite. It was Ben Franklin that said ‘an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure’. He may not have been talking about chickens at the […]

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How To Keep Your Chickens Entertained In Winter! 4 Chicken Boredom Busters

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The cold, gloomy days of winter are here and everyone can get bored, even chickens! Boredom leads to mischief such as feather picking, egg eating, squabbling and a miserable disposition. We have put together some ideas for helping to relieve boredom for your flock and to help them to live together harmoniously throughout the winter […]

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Tips to Keep Your Hens Laying Eggs

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Eggs come in many shapes and sizes, from tiny quail eggs to the huge ostrich egg. Although the shape is generally oval, sometimes things go awry, and you end up with an odd-looking egg. While you can’t fix everything, here are some ways your hens’ eggs will be better made and look more attractive. When […]

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How To Do A Chicken Health Check (Checklist Included)

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Regular health checks for your birds can prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches. You probably already take mental notes of what’s going on with your flock on a daily basis. This article gives you a few pointers on what you are looking for and how to deal with some minor problems as they occur. […]

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How To Stop My Eggs From Freezing?

How To Stop My Eggs From Freezing?

Once the temperature starts falling, we know it’s not going to be long before we are making several trips per day to the coop to collect eggs. There is only one thing worse than getting to the nest boxes and finding all the eggs frozen- and that is your chickens not laying eggs at all! The […]

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Buying A Duck: Top 10 Reasons You Should

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Buying a duck is a big commitment, even if you only buy a handful of these adorable little creatures. Taking on the responsibility of caring for another life should never be entered into lightly. Before opening your wallet, you must KNOW that you have the time, space, and money to care for the ducks year-round […]

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All You Need To Know About Marek’s Disease

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Marek’s disease is an insidious disease that catches many keepers by surprise.  Its effect on your flock can be devastating. We’ve discussed Marek’s in the past. However, there is much misinformation, so this article will clarify matters for you and your birds. Many keepers are lucky to go a lifetime and never see this disease, even […]

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The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites

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Note: This is the first of a two part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on external parasites and the second part of the series will focus on internal parasites. Recently we’ve talked about how to keep your chickens safe from predators but sometimes the worst enemies are already living in the coop! […]

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