Category Archives: Chickens

How to choose the perfect egg incubator

Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having … Continue reading

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Chicken terms

For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer’. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of … Continue reading

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season! Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our own chicks – after all, they are very fuzzy, cute and endearing. In … Continue reading

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed

Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it. Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and … Continue reading

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Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to. We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so … Continue reading

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You’ve been warned

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Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers). A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed. It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom … Continue reading

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Humanity as We Know It Will Be Defined by the Broiler Chicken

IMAGINE, MILLIONS OF YEARS FROM now—long after humans have been wiped out by a wayward meteor or giant robot insurrection—a team of alien archaeologists sifting through our rubble in an attempt to piece together our mysterious history. Leafing through stray … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – and you had to know something like this was coming, didn’t you?

-WiscoDave

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What makes chickens happy? Nobody is quite sure

NEW YORK – How do you measure a chicken’s happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? How much time it spends preening? To size up what might make chickens happy in their brief lives, researchers at the … Continue reading

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Chicken Supplies: 7 Things Every Flock Needs

Keeping chickens is relaxing and enjoyable, but before you get your fluffy little friends there are a few things you should have ready. Just as we need some furniture, carpets and other goodies to make our homes complete, so do … Continue reading

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I knew there was a reason I hate those creepy bastards

Possums, also known as opossums, are small animals found mainly in the eastern US states. It is one of numerous predators that can attack your backyard chickens. And yes, opossums will eat chickens. In this article we explain how to … Continue reading

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The Cream Legbar Chicken

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may … Continue reading

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Oh, the humanity!

GRANT PARK, Ill. (WLS) — More than 50,000 hens were killed in a fire at an egg farm in Kankakee County Tuesday morning. MORE -Brad_in_IL

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Chickens, too

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25 of the Best Chicken Facts

This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know. Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends! Surprisingly, it … Continue reading

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Good Morning

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Delaware Chicken: Care, Egg Laying and Pictures

Delaware chickens are a relatively new breed of chicken to the chicken world. In the 1940s it was all set to become the broiler industry ‘superstar’, but things went awry and the Delaware languished and fell into obscurity. They are … Continue reading

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Good Morning

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