ISA Brown Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

isa brown chicken

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

can chickens swim

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

New hampshire chicken

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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Chicken Scratch: What You Need To Know Before Feeding

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Have you fed your chickens some chicken scratch before? They love it. They will come running when you shake that bag – but should they have it? Is it good for them? Do they need it? We love to give our hens treats, but we need to remember that they need a properly balanced diet. […]

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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 take a look at the positives and negatives of […]

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Bresse Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

If you think your chickens are kind of a big deal, you may not know about the Bresse chicken. Okay yes, your chickens are a big deal, but if you’ve heard of the Brahma as the King of Chickens, then you should take the time to learn about the Queen. Before you get too excited […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds, and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens: 9 Things You Must Know

guinea fowl and chickens

It’s becoming more and more common to raise Guinea fowl with chickens. So we have put together some helpful information for you regarding these birds and what sort of room-mates they make for your chickens. It’s important to know that Guinea fowl and chickens are vastly different in their lifestyle and habits. This may sound […]

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