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Everything You Need to Know About Feather Pecking

Feather pecking is a common behavior amongst birds, especially backyard chickens. However, it’s not necessarily a healthy behavior. Feather pecking mostly occurs when chickens are bored or stressed, and it can cause harm on their overall health. Here, we discuss everything you need to know about feather pecking so you can avoid it in the… Read more »

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Easy Treat Ideas for Your Chickens

Many chickens enjoy being spoiled, and luckily, there are easy ways to spoil your chickens in a healthy way. Like many other animals, chickens will recognize love when it is shown to them, especially when it comes to things like feeding. One of the easiest ways to establish a relationship with your chickens is to… Read more »

Chickens on traditional free range poultry farm

How to Protect Your Chickens from Predators

Predators are a threat to your chickens year-round, but they are especially dangerous in the winter and early spring months when food is scarce. However, you and your chickens are not helpless. You can take steps to protect your chickens from predators to ensure that they never have to experience an attack. Know the predators… Read more »

How to Strengthen Your Chickens' Eggshells

How to Strengthen Your Chickens’ Eggs

There’s nothing quite like using fresh eggs in your kitchens. It’s one of the reasons why people start raising backyard chickens in the first place. However, as you’re collecting the most recent batch of eggs, you may notice some of them have softer shells (some may even be shell-less). There are a number of different… Read more »

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The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Ordering Backyard Chicks

When you start your own backyard flock, you want to do everything right. However, there are many common mistakes that beginners make. Sometimes those mistakes start right when they’re ordering their chicks. Here, we lay out those mistakes to help you avoid them as much as possible: You order too many chicks When starting your… Read more »

chickens in a chicken coop

How to Fix a Stinky Coop

We love our chickens, but sometimes, things can get a little stinky. Chicken coops can get smelly, which can be upsetting to both you and your chickens. Thankfully, there are ways for you to reduce coop odors. Read on to learn more: What causes coop odors? Before we get into how to fix a stinky… Read more »

chickens feeding on grit and oyster shells

Chicken Grit and Oyster Shells: Everything You Need to Know

While often confused for one another, chicken grit and oyster shells are two different things. And both are crucial to your flock’s health. Grit and oyster shells provide essential nutrients that will ensure the health of your chickens and their eggs. Here we discuss everything you need to know about chicken grit and oyster shells…. Read more »

chicken eating feed

Should You Use Organic Chicken Feed?

We all want our chickens to remain happy and healthy. A huge part of their overall quality of life is their feed. For many backyard chicken owners, they are torn between using standard chicken feed and organic chicken feed. While organic chicken feed has become popular in recent years, is it truly worth the hype?… Read more »

Cheerful male farmer holding brown chicken

Therapy Chickens: How Raising Chickens Can Improve Mental Health

We are facing a mental health crisis in America that has only been compounded by the COVID-19 Pandemic. With more people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, the use of therapy animals has risen drastically. Many people turn to dogs or cats for animal assisted therapy, but did you know chickens can also… Read more »

chicken eggs in carton

The Ultimate Egg Buying Guide

You’re in the grocery store and a column of egg cartons stand before you. You see various words and phrases etched onto the cartons like Grade A or Free-Range. When you open the carton, some eggs are white, while others a soft brown. Many people just pick up the first carton of eggs they find,… Read more »