Category Archives: Chickens

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

What is sour crop? It is something we all hear about from time to time, but hopefully will never experience with our hens. We are going to delve into what it is, how to treat it and how to avoid … Continue reading

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

For many people the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! But one thing … Continue reading

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Guinea Hen: All You Need To Know (Complete Care Guide)

Guinea hen’s popularity seems to be on the rise. These peculiar looking birds are quite the talk of the town wherever they are seen. They are a strange looking bird to be sure, once seen, never forgotten. They are dramatically … Continue reading

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The Brahma Chickens

From Carol

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Dark meat, please

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11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

Our color theme this week is black! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private … Continue reading

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Fowl news from Hawaii

The issue of feral chickens — and what happens when they cross the road — is again rearing its head at Honolulu Hale. The city is looking for a better way to deal with chickens after its first attempts resulted … Continue reading

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And now from Florida…

ORANGE CITY, Fla. – A University High School student has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing after deputies say he sneaked onto school property and bit the head off of a live chicken that was on campus for a … Continue reading

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Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens

It’s becoming more and more common to raise Guinea fowl with chickens. So we have put together some useful information for you regarding these birds and what sort of room-mates they make for your chickens. It’s important to know that … Continue reading

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How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that with the chick and laying season imminent now, this would be a good time to talk about it. How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The short answer … Continue reading

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Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds

We stretched the ‘lap’ chicken to house chicken, but it boils down to the same thing: a chicken that is comfortable to be in a house with people, and can be considered a companion bird. A bird that will thrive … Continue reading

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The Private Life of Chickens

-Don

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Bumblefoot in Chickens: The Complete Care and Treatment Guide

Bumblefoot, also known as pododermatitis, is quite common in chickens. When you think about chickens’ feet, they do even more work than your feet! They are up and about all day and then when they go to bed they still … Continue reading

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And you thought that smell was your catalytic converter

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Well, that’s certainly an attention grabber

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Top 8 Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there. If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some … Continue reading

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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are fairly normal and will resolve themselves on their own, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article we are … Continue reading

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Ayam Cemani: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

The Ayam Cemani has certainly had people talking excitedly about it over the last few years. It is a totally black bird – inside and out, so as you can imagine it has been associated with the Dark Arts especially … Continue reading

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Catch me if you can

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7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Chicken’s Immune System

At this time of year, we are all suffering from the winter blahs to some degree. Chickens too can get ‘low’, after all there is little fresh green food available, exercise is limited, and daylight is short. So what can … Continue reading

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