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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

quails eat

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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Sour Crop in Chickens: What is it And How to Treat it

Sour Crop in Chickens- What is it And How to Treat it

What is a sour crop? We all hear about it from time to time but hopefully will never experience it with our hens. We will delve into what it is, how to treat it and how to avoid it in the future. Also, we’re going to look at impacted crops, which is something a bit […]

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Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world! It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices. Why is it so successful? They certainly are a bird that […]

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47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Keeping Backyard Chickens”

Backyard Chicken Owners

Keeping backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens? These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every […]

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Golden Comet Chicken: What to Know Before Buying One

Golden Comet Chicken

The Golden Comet chicken is one of the more recent hybrid chickens that has been bred for great egg production. It was initially ‘made’ for the commercial industry, but it has successfully transitioned into small farms and backyards worldwide and is possibly the most widely kept hybrid hen. This article will delve into its history […]

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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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