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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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How To Identify, Treat, and Prevent Chicken Lice

It might seem strange to learn that even chickens can become infested with lice. They eat bugs, after all, but these external parasites are not the typical run-of-the-mill chicken treat-type bug. They spread fast and can cause severe problems for … Continue reading

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A whole mess of Chicken Littles

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good-looks, and humorous farm antics, ducks are extremely hard to resist and quickly becoming a … Continue reading

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Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment

Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Keeping Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Having a new flock of chickens can be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, especially for beginners. It takes years to learn the ins and outs of good chicken keeping. If I could go back and start over, … Continue reading

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That’s like being attacked by a pack of chihuahuas

A chicken coop located on a farm in the northwestern part of France was the scene of an unusual display of tenacity and teamwork on the part of 3,000 hens, who ganged up to kill a juvenile fox that had … Continue reading

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Egg Candling

Egg candling is a neat, cheap, and easy way to discover what is happening inside the egg, but how do you do it? Here you will find the complete guide on what candling is and the when and how to … Continue reading

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How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized?

We all know that you don’t need a rooster to get an egg right? Our hens will lay an egg daily with or without any assistance from the male sex. However, if you want fertilized eggs, you will need a … Continue reading

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Chicken Predators: Signs of Attack and Prevention

Just last week, mid day, I noticed my hens clucking far out from the coop, not just one hen, multiple. They would also idle by the chicken coop but not enter the run. A chicken predator during the day is … Continue reading

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How To Raise Baby Chicks

Cute, fuzzy, lovable and delicate – baby chicks, who doesn’t love them? Today we are going to run through the needs of these little creatures and give you some tips and tricks on how to raise baby chickens, making them … Continue reading

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Newcastle Disease in San Mateo County

A rooster in Redwood City (the Bay Area of California) has tested positive for Newcastle disease. The virus is deadly and known to kill chickens by the flock, disrupting the food supply which is already perched precariously in this volatile … Continue reading

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