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Chicken Predators: Understanding the Raccoon

There are several predators that will attack, and likely kill, the chickens in your backyard if you’re don’t take appropriate steps to protect them. We have already highlighted a variety of chicken predators on our blog but you can now add raccoons to that list. Raccoons are yet another predator that you need to look… Read more »

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Chicken Predators: Understanding the Coyote

When it comes to raising chickens, there is a lot of work that goes into the endeavor. You have to keep them happy, healthy, and protected. As far as threats come, there can be a lot to watch out for, and that includes environmental pressures, illnesses, and threats that come in the form of predators… Read more »

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Chicken Predators: Understanding the Skunk

We like to think we’re the only ones watching out for our chickens and that once they’re on our property; it’s just us and them. Unfortunately, there are many animals in the wild that are just waiting for a moment to strike at chickens, especially skunks. Other Chicken Predators Coyotes Raccoons Badgers Bobcats Cats Snakes… Read more »

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Help Your Chickens Handle the Heat

The large majority of the United States has experienced a massive heat wave over the course of the last few weeks. As an animal owner, extreme temperatures can be worrisome. If you’re hot, it’s highly likely that your animals are too, chickens included. Fortunately, there are easy changes you can make to help cool your… Read more »

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The Benefits of Vaccinating Chickens

If you’re planning on adding chickens into your backyard coop or welcoming them into your farm family, you should strongly consider vaccinating them first. There are a wide range of vaccinations available for chicks that are designed to protect them from serious diseases. Common Diseases Some diseases that chickens are likely to catch without a… Read more »

The Meaning Behind Different Colored Chicken Eggs

When you purchase a dozen eggs from the grocery store, all of the eggs are typically the same color. You might get a dozen white eggs or a dozen brown in your carton. But when you take a look at the eggs that are laid by your personal chickens, you will notice that they are… Read more »

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How to Help Your Stubborn Hens Lay Eggs

Hens sometimes go through phases where they will “refuse” to lay eggs for a period of time. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you’re raising chickens for the sole purpose of having fresh eggs at home. There are several different reasons that hens might suddenly stop laying eggs and Chickens for Backyards has some… Read more »

Highlighting the Multiple Stages of Growing Chickens

A lot of things change when a chicken goes from a fluffy baby chick to a fully-grown, producing chicken. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE VARIOUS STAGES OF GROWTH WHEN IT COMES TO CHICKENS IN ORDER TO RAISE THEM APPROPRIATELY. Understanding the changes of growth will help you better comprehend the science of these birds and will give you… Read more »

Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

If you’re starting to raise chickens, then your chickens will need some place to live. A chicken coop is an essential part of raising backyard chickens, providing your flock with a safe and comfy place to lay their heads. It is also an excellent way to get a healthy inventory of eggs that you couldn’t… Read more »

Easter Chicks & Easter Eggs

With Easter just around the corner, many of us are gearing up on our supply of eggs. After all, we need to make sure that our kids have plenty of eggs to find during their annual Easter Egg Hunt! But where exactly did Easter Eggs come from to begin with? In the above graphic, we… Read more »