Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

Dominique chicken

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even their feathers were used to stuff pillows, truly a multi-purpose hen. Unlike our present-day hens, […]

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Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It

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The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. Chicken molting, what is it? Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide to what to expect, how to […]

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What to Consider When Building Your First Quail Coop

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So, you’ve finally given in and decided it was time to add some quail to your home, you’ve placed your order, and now it’s time to prepare a home, Quail Coop, for your new tenants. Once they arrive, they will be itching to get comfortable in the duds you have created for them. What Does […]

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Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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Today’s subject is automatic chicken feeders. Automatic feeders offer several huge benefits over traditional (gravity) feeders; firstly they help reduce waste and secondly, they keep the feed fresh for longer. What’s not to like? They have been around for a while now, so in this article we are going to look at what options there […]

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Chicken Coops for Sale: What to Know Before Buying

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Whilst some folks prefer to build their own chicken coop, many folks shy away from DIY projects, preferring to buy a ready-made coop for their chickens. Buying a readymade chicken coop can be a quick and easy solution. We have recently been asked what to look for in a pre-manufactured coop, so we have put […]

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

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It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good looks and humorous farm antics, ducks are tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the […]

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Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying

Barnevelder Chicken

Barnevelder Chicken, or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens. That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following, and rightly so. They are low-maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks! Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds favor […]

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Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

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Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but […]

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What Do Quails Eat? The Ultimate Quail Feed Guide

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Despite the quail’s fragile appearance and reputation, they are quite hardy creatures that are relatively easy to feed. They are picky eaters, but once you understand what quails eat and what they need, it all makes sense.   If you raise other types of barnyard birds, different factors should be considered when raising quails. Factors like […]

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Chicken Noises: How to Understand What They Mean

Chicken Noises- How to Understand What They Mean

Did you know that chickens can produce over 24 distinct sounds/calls? If you answered yes – you are right, but do you know what each of them means? Research has shown us that they talk about a lot of things – from food to danger. They can combine these noises to make even more ‘dialog’ […]

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