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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 »

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Why Backyard Chicken Eggs are Better Than Store Bought Commercial Eggs

Deciding to invest in backyard chickens is a fantastic idea for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest payoffs is the consistent availability of freshly laid eggs. They represent a significant improvement over commercial, store-bought eggs and not just because you don’t have to leave your property to get them. If you’ve been contemplating… Read more »

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Why Heat and Insulation Aren’t a Good Idea for Your Chicken Coop

The cool nip in the air, the first frost on the grass, and the reduced daylight can only mean one thing: winter is coming. And for those with backyard chickens, it’s a time when our protective instincts might kick into overdrive. Your immediate thought might be that you need to keep your chickens warm. While… Read more »

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Things to Do the Day You Bring Home New Chickens

The day has finally arrived. You’re feeling anticipation, excitement, and maybe a little nervous—as you prepare to welcome your new feathery friends to their forever home. Bringing home new chickens is an adventure in itself. To ensure their transition is smooth, and they settle in comfortably, there are some key steps you should follow. Here… Read more »

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How To Know How Many Chickens to Get for My Backyard

So, you’ve decided to venture into the delightful world of backyard chicken keeping — congratulations! It’s a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Before you begin, one of the first and most vital questions budding poultry enthusiasts grapple with is, “How many chickens should I get?” While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, some factors can guide you in… Read more »