Category Archives: Chickens

How to train your chickens to return to their coop

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at … Continue reading

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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, chicken’s poop will differ depending on what they eat, where … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Cage-Free Eggs vs Free-Range Eggs

Humans have a long-standing love affair with eggs. It makes sense, actually, because eggs are not only rich in flavor, but also full of nearly every nutrient our body needs–and craves. Besides the fact that eggs are rich in nutrients, … Continue reading

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The Minorca Chicken

Initially, from Spain, the Minorca chicken made her way to the US, and into the hearts of backyard poultry enthusiasts, and with good reason: Who needs to wait for double-yolkers when you have a Minorca? This beautiful chicken lays some … Continue reading

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Good Morning

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Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to … Continue reading

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Cannibalism in the United States

I’ve got the lid to a KFC bucket tacked to the inside of my hen house to ‘encourage’ my birds to lay.

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Hoping for chocolate eggs?

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Shit, I almost forgot my Friday chicken post

When it comes to feeding your flock, just as feeding yourself, it’s important to know good quality food from poor quality food. Additionally, it is just as or even more important to know HOW to feed them. Although the ingredients … Continue reading

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Gotta be a Great Pyrenees

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The Cornish Chicken Breed Profile

If you’re confused about the Cornish and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, it can take a time to dig up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens. So, let’s sort that out … Continue reading

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The Red Star Chicken

The Red Star is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a striking name to go along with there abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, … Continue reading

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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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Good Morning

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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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