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Are You Prepared For A Chicken Emergency? How to Create a Backup Plan

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Today we will look at a few of the problems and issues of caring for chickens. Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens but for any livestock you care for, even pets. Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water, and house them, so it’s impossible to ‘drop the ball’ and ignore their […]

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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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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

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Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. This article is all about chicken wormers. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We will give you a ‘worm primer,’ what they are, what they do, and how to treat them before explaining how to prevent them. […]

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Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

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Sand in your chicken coop is a good question.  Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run.  Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material.  This prompted us to look at the positives and negatives of using sand as a […]

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20 Surprising Facts About Chickens You Didn’t Know

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For those who have kept chickens for any length of time, we like to think we know all the facts about chickens. Like what time they rise for breakfast all the way through to their favorite things to eat (for ours, it’s worms)! However, we’d bet that below we have compiled 20 surprising things even […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Quail Eggs

Everything You Need to Know About Quail Eggs

Aside from the fact that quail eggs are gloriously adorable, there are quite a few other reasons to consider getting your hands on these little gems. Quail are easy birds to keep and care for, and since they are considered game birds, they can also be kept in some cities where chickens are not allowed. […]

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46 Beautiful DIY Chicken Coop Plans You Can Actually Build [Updated 2022]

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So, you are planning to build your own chicken coop. Don’t panic. Take a deep breath! If you are concerned that you won’t be able to read the coop plans and be too technical, you are not alone. I cannot read and execute building plans to save my life, yet I have built a total […]

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Herbs for Chickens: How I Use Herbs in My Coop

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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Cackle Hatchery and How To Pick The Right Hatchery

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Several people have asked us how to find out which are the best hatcheries to get your chicks from. Cackle Hatchery is one of the largest hatcheries in the US. In this article, we have put together a guide on how you can assess the hatchery yourself. You can then decide about your available hatcheries […]

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Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know

Leghorn Chicken- All You Need To Know

Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV. He is probably the best-known Leghorn chicken in the world! Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns. This article will explain Leghorn’s history, temperament, […]

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