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Best Time of Year to Raise Chicks: Spring or Winter?

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Beginner chicken keepers often ask this question, probably because Spring is the most active and usual time for rearing and raising chicks. However, there is no good reason why you can’t raise chicks year-round – after all, many hatcheries have chicks available year-round. As long as you have everything you need for raising them, you […]

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ISA Brown Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

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The ISA Brown Chicken breed is a fairly recent introduction to the poultry world and is a very popular girl. She can lay lots of beautiful eggs for you and has a great personality. They are medium-sized, affectionate, docile hen which is suited to family living. The usefulness of the breed cannot be denied – […]

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Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

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This question had never entered my head – I assumed they didn’t! Like me, you also assumed chickens don’t swim. You’re not alone. It appears most people think chickens can’t swim either. In the ordinary course of the day, you can watch your chicken drink water, perhaps paddle her feet if she’s hot, but swim? […]

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How To Raise Chicken And Quail Together

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When it comes to backyard birds, it would be wonderful to adopt the mantra, “The more, the merrier.” In the case of many types of barnyard poultry, it is easy to keep a melting pot of birds together. It’s possible to raise chicken and quail on your farm, it’s not such a good idea to raise […]

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New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know: Color Varieties and Temperament

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Although they look very similar to the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire chicken never attained the Rhode Island Red’s runaway success. It was overshadowed by the success of the Rhode Island Red, even though they created the two just several years apart. The fact that they look very similar may have had something to […]

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What Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them, and much more. As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics […]

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Orpington All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

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The Orpington has become a well-loved favorite among the chicken crowd – deservedly so. She not only lays lots of beautiful eggs but is generally a laid-back, quintessential backyard hen. This breed was created in England turning the last part of the 1800s’ by a man who had a slightly different vision of chickens than […]

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How To Hatch Eggs With A Broody Hen

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As springtime rolls around again, we will all doubtless see articles on how to break a broody hen, but why should you need to? A hen is the ultimate top choice in the incubation and rearing of chicks, so why do many people choose to not have broody hens around? The motherhood instinct is triggered […]

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How to Feed Your Chickens

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How to feed your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same […]

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How To Deal With A Loud Rooster

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where you can have roosters, you probably won’t think twice about the rampant crowing. You wouldn’t be wrong, either! Most areas that are very rural or zoned agricultural are pretty rooster-friendly. So, how to deal with a loud rooster would never be an issue Though there […]

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