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5 Fun Activities to Teach Kids about Backyard Chickens

Introducing kids to the wonders of backyard chickens offers a unique opportunity for them to learn valuable lessons about nature, responsibility, and sustainability. Not only that, but parents can foster a love for animals and the environment while creating lasting memories. Nevertheless, you still want to make it fun. That’s why we’ve collected some of… Read more »

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Permaculture Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture Chicken Keeping

Permaculture is a holistic approach to designing sustainable systems. It allows you to get more out of your flock and garden with less work and less resources. One of the key elements in permaculture is integrating animals into the ecosystem to create a harmonious and self-sustaining environment. When it comes to poultry, chickens stand out… Read more »

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What Is Permaculture?

Whether you’re raising only backyard chickens or you have entire farm operation going on, you’ll want to use sustainable practices. There are many ways of doing this, but the more you research, the more you’ll start seeing the term “permaculture.” But what, exactly, do people mean by this? Permaculture is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture… Read more »

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What Does It Mean to Be USDA Certified Organic?

When you’re in the grocery store, you may notice that some foods are labeled with the USDA Certified Organic seal. In fact, if you’re a farmer or backyard chicken owner, you may be trying to get that USDA Certified Organic seal for yourself. But what makes this seal so special? Why does it make certain… Read more »

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Sustainable Practices for Raising Backyard Chickens

In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly important to live sustainably. As someone raising a backyard flock, then, you will want to find ways to raise your backyard chickens sustainably. But how can you do that? Here, we provide some sustainable practices you can use for raising backyard chickens. Why Use Sustainable Practices? Before we get… Read more »

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How to Raise Backyard Chickens in Urban and Suburban Environments

Too often, people think that raising chickens is something you can only do out in the country. However, you can get the rewards of raising backyard chickens in urban and suburban environments, as well. But don’t think you can use the same techniques in a rural environment as you can in a city or suburb…. Read more »

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How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt (With Real Eggs!)

Easter is almost here, and you know what that means—an Easter Egg Hunt! Whether you’re hosting one for your family or for your community, an Easter Egg Hunt is always a great time. However, it can be difficult to plan one, especially if this is your first Easter Egg Hunt. To help, we’ve created this… Read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Feather Footed Chickens

Most chickens don’t have feathers on their feet, but not all! These feather footed chickens are a sight to behold, and they’re a great addition to any backyard flock. Nevertheless, they do need different kinds of care. Here, we discuss everything you need to know about your feather footed chickens and how best to care… Read more »

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Here’s Why Some Eggshells Are Thinner Than Others

Have you ever noticed that some of the eggs your hens hatch have thick, strong shells, while others have thin, weaker shells? If so, you’re not alone. This is a common plight for backyard chicken owners. Understanding why some eggshells are thinner than others, then, can help you figure out what you should do next…. Read more »