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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 »

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What Are Lash Eggs?

Every backyard chicken owner knows that some strange things can happen with their flock. One of those are lash eggs. These types of eggs aren’t pretty to look at, and when you first see them, you may not know what to do next. Here, we explain everything you need to know about lash eggs and… Read more »

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Chicken Boredom Busters: How to Keep Your Flock Entertained in the Winter

Have you ever been stuck inside for days, bored out of your mind? Well, that’s how your chickens feel in the winter. It’s normal for chickens to get bored during the winter, especially if they’re stuck inside the coop due to bad weather. However, if they get too bored for too long, they’ll start to… Read more »

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Building a Second Coop

You’ve had your backyard chicken flock for a few years. The coop you built in the beginning is still working fine, but you’re starting to wonder if a second coop would do your chickens any good. We’re here to tell you that it will. While not all flocks need a second coop, and it can… Read more »

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 »

How to Store Freshly Laid Eggs