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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

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Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher quality ones are more expensive but in terms of your flock’s health, it’s definitely worth […]

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

5 Best Chicken Waterer

Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances. You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation. The native Indian people admired the bravery and ability of this solitary hunter in their native tales […]

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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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Possums Eat Chickens? How To Keep Your Flock Safe

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Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states. It is one of the numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens. And yes, opossums will eat chickens. In this article, we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against […]

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Grit and Oyster Shells: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

grit and oyster shells

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that grit and oyster shells are the same things. They are not. Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones. So now we know that our ladies need oyster shells and grit as additives to […]

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Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

It can be alarming if your chickens’ poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chickens’ poop will differ depending on what they eat, where the feces is coming from, and yes often it depends on their health.  Let’s break […]

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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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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for its reliability in producing eggs and meat. It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose. It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell […]

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Treats That Will Make Your Hens Lay More Eggs

Healthy, happy hens lay more eggs. Has it been proven scientifically? I don’t know, but from my experience, a healthy hen will produce more eggs than an unhealthy, miserable chicken. Chicken treats can make your hens happy and healthy. Obviously, we can’t speed up the ‘egg clock’, but by keeping your hens in tip-top condition, […]

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