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How to Support Your Chickens in the Extreme Cold

In the coldest of winter months, it’s easy to begin to worry about the well-being of our feathered backyard friends. Chickens are surprisingly resilient creatures, well-equipped by nature to withstand cooler temperatures. However, as a caring chicken owner, you can take steps to ensure they stay comfortable and healthy through the winter. Let’s explore how… Read more »

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Exciting New Egg Dishes for Backyard Chicken Owners to Try

One of the biggest perks of being a backyard chicken owner is collecting fresh, delicious eggs. But if you only ever scramble them or make omelets, you’re probably going to get bored after a while. The good news is there’s a whole world of exciting egg dishes out there waiting to be explored. Let’s crack… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Backyard Chicken Owners

As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new, it’s a time for reflection and setting goals. As a backyard chicken owner, your flock’s health and happiness are likely at the top of your priority list. So, why not make some New Year’s resolutions to become an even better poultry parent? Here… Read more »

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How to Support Egg-Laying in Backyard Chickens

Gathering fresh eggs from your backyard chickens is one of the simple pleasures of raising your own poultry. In fact, it may even be the primary reason you brought chickens to your home in the first place. So, of course you’re going to want to everything you can to support the animals and ensure they’re… Read more »

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Odor-Reducing Tips for Backyard Chickens

When you bring chickens into your backyard, you’re signing up for fresh eggs, delightful companionship, hard work, and, yes, a bit of odor management. It’s an undeniable part of the chicken-keeping experience, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a few practical steps, you can easily keep your chicken coop smelling fresh and your… Read more »

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How to Safely Decorate Your Chicken Coop for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and as a backyard chicken keeper, it’s natural to want to extend this festive spirit to your feathered friends. Decorating your chicken coop can be a delightful way to bring some holiday cheer to your backyard. However, it’s crucial to do this safely to ensure… Read more »

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Tips for Helping Backyard Chickens Weather Storms

Chickens are adaptable to many conditions, including most weather. But sometimes the elements get serious enough that you can’t help but be concerned as a backyard chicken owner. Heavy rain, extreme wind, snow, cold, thunder, and lightning can cause certain problems for your backyard poultry. But if you plan ahead, prepare, and act quickly, ensuring… Read more »

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Simple Tips for Keeping Predators Away from Your Chicken Coop

There are a great many tasks you’re responsible for when you choose to invest in backyard chickens. One that is often overlooked is keeping them safe from predators. Even in suburban settings, there are predators that can bring harm to your beloved backyard poultry. With that in mind, it’s important to walk through some simple,… Read more »

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How Much Space You’ll Need for Backyard Chickens

If you’re considering raising chickens on your property, one of your first considerations should be how much space you’ll need. That will depend on a few factors, including how many chickens you plan to bring home. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to the necessary space required to house backyard chickens: Room… Read more »

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Often Overlooked Benefits of Raising Backyard Chickens

The most popular reason people choose to raise backyard chickens is obvious – daily fresh eggs. But these quirky, feathered creatures offer us so much more than just breakfast. Here are some of the often-overlooked benefits of raising backyard chickens: A Healthier, Happier Garden Have you been dealing with nasty bugs getting into your garden?… Read more »