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 »

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How to Feed Your Flock During the Winter

Making sure your hens are properly fed is essential to keeping them happy and healthy, as well as keeping up egg production. However, did you know that your hens’ dietary requirements change with the seasons? A hen during the wintertime will need different feed and different amounts of feed than they would during the warmer… Read more »

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The Pros and Cons of Supplemental Lighting

When winter comes along, our world becomes much colder and darker. We humans like to stay inside our nicely lit homes, and our chickens are no different. They’ll need their coops to be warm and safe if they’re to survive the winter. But what about your coop’s lighting? Many chicken owners use supplemental lighting to… Read more »

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Highlighting the Best Herbs for Your Chickens

Coming up with the best diet for your specific chickens sometimes requires trial and error, but one thing is certain: one of the best snacks for chickens is herbs. Not all herbs are appropriate for chickens, so Chickens for Backyards has created a guide on which herbs are best. Mint Who doesn’t love some fresh… Read more »

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Why Do Chickens Molt?

The first signs of fall are typically falling leaves and colder temperatures. But if you’re a chicken owner, those signs will also be accompanied by your chickens molting. While this is a completely normal process that your chickens will go through each year, you may be wondering why it happens. Read on to learn more:… Read more »