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The Sapphire Gem Chicken: The Complete Info Guide

Also known as the Sapphire Blue Plymouth Rock or Blue Plymouth Rock, the Sapphire Gem is all the rage for novelty and specialty chicken fanciers. Scouring the internet for information on this rare variety will most likely lead you down … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their … Continue reading

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City folks, turning your food into pets

Even if you don’t live on a farm, chickens are having a moment online. Stories about chicken coop mansions and people hanging cabbages to help their hens exercise have gone viral. And now, if you’re looking for one more way … Continue reading

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First muslims, now chickens…..

Jersey is being terrorised by hordes of feral chickens, which have been waking up locals, damaging gardens and even chasing joggers. Residents have been making complaints about the birds, which have also become a traffic hazard. Two small culls have … Continue reading

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds 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 … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her and she won’t leave her nesting box, what’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it and chances are she is just broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks … Continue reading

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There’s only two things in life that make it worth livin’

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Your Mid-Morning Friday Florida Report

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A 25-year-old Florida man is jailed in upstate New York after police say he crashed a stolen car and was found naked in a chicken coop after a seven-hour manhunt. State police say John Mehne of … Continue reading

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless … Continue reading

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Diet or die

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Cause And Prevention Of Soft Shells and Rubber Eggs

Imagine reaching into your nesting box and feeling a soft, rubbery…something. What in the world? Yes, it’s a shell-less egg in between all your lovely breakfast eggs. So, what does this mean? Is there something wrong with your hen? Not … Continue reading

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How Long Do Eggs Last Before Going Bad?

Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’. This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information … Continue reading

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And I thought my chickens were spoiled

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Should I Have A Rooster? – Learn The Pros and Cons

For me, deciding whether or not to own a rooster to compliment my brood of hens is easy. I am definitely am for owning a rooster, but in certain situations. To be fair, for the open minded chicken farmer or … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mistakes People Make Raising Chickens

Being a new chicken owner is fun and exciting, and it is easy to become enamored with chickens and their adorable antics. Generally speaking, chickens are hearty little creatures that often take great care of themselves. But mistakes are made, … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Your Chickens Quit Laying Eggs

It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the amount of eggs our chickens lay- this way … Continue reading

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20 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

For those of us who have kept chickens for any length of time, we like to think we know one or two things about them. Like what time they rise for breakfast all the way through to their favorite things … Continue reading

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How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still … Continue reading

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