Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Have you ever stepped outside and seen your chickens rolling around in the dirt? This is your chicken taking a dust bath. While it may look odd, there are actually specific reasons why your chickens take dust baths. What are dust baths? A dust bath is at it seems—it’s when chickens flop and roll around… Read more »

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How Much Fat Is in Eggs?

January is when many people go on diets. As such, they become very concerned about they’re taking into their body and the fats they eat. If you’re going on a diet, then, you may be wondering if you can still eat those delicious eggs your chickens are laying each morning. While the amount of fat… Read more »

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How to Store Eggs in the Refrigerator

In our previous blog post, we talked about the different ways you can store your freshly laid eggs. One of the most popular ways is to store them in the refrigerator. This will keep them good and fresh for up to six months. Nevertheless, there are correct ways to store your eggs in the refrigerator… Read more »

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4 Reasons to Consider Getting Chicken Pullets

When starting a backyard flock, many people buy chicks and raise them into full-grown adult chickens. While this is an excellent way to start your backyard flock, it’s not the only way. You can also buy pullets. Chicken pullets are female chickens under one year of age. They’re typically 6-9 weeks old when they’re shipped,… Read more »

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How to Prevent Your Chickens’ Water from Freezing

With the temperatures starting to drop, your main concern will be keeping your chickens warm and comfortable. But you should also worry about their water. Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s possible that some of your chickens’ water will start to freeze. Here are a few ways to prevent that: Rotate the water… Read more »

Top Tips on Keeping Your Coop Clean

When raising chickens, it’s important to provide them with appropriate shelter. A chicken coop will do just that, protecting your chickens from predators and the elements, and allowing them to get the rest they need. If a chicken coop is home to your chicken flock, you should make every effort to keep it as clean… Read more »

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What NOT To Do When Caring for Your Chickens in the Winter

Here at Chickens for Backyards, we’ve talked repeatedly about what you should do when caring for your chickens in the winter. But what about what you shouldn’t do? Being aware of what not to do will help prevent you from making these mistakes in the first place. Read on to learn more: Don’t tightly insulate… Read more »

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How to Find and Prepare for a Chicken Sitter

Whether you’re going to visit family for the holidays or heading to the Bahamas for a couple weeks, at some point you’ll need to leave your chickens. But how can you ensure that your chickens are well taken care of while you’re away? While chickens can last on their own for a couple of days,… Read more »

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The Best Cold Weather Chicken Breeds

With the cold weather setting in, you’re likely taking steps to prepare your flock for the months ahead. But if you live in a cold climate, it may be a good idea to get chickens that are built for colder weather. These hardy chickens can withstand tougher conditions than most normal chickens. But which breeds… Read more »