About the Author

Pam Freeman

I’ve had a flock of backyard chickens for over a decade. They bring such joy to my backyard, not to mention some yummy eggs to my fridge. I am the author of Backyard Chickens: Beyond the Basics. My backyard is over 12 acres in the country so I enjoy all the nature that surrounds me. In fact I’ve always got binoculars and field guides handy. I also love to garden, especially growing herbs, with nature in mind. And I’m pretty handy when it comes to crafting. So grab a chair and a cup of coffee and enjoy!
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Articles by Pam Freeman

10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
November 3, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

We recently asked our Facebook fans to tell us some of the funniest questions they’ve heard from folks that don’t raise backyard chickens. Here are the top 10.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
October 13, 2022 · · Coops

While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the benefits owls have on the farm.

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
October 6, 2022 · · Coops

as a backyard chicken owner, I hated to see my chicken killed. Of course, I then wanted to know exactly how to protect chickens from hawks.

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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Five Years Later
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Veterinary Feed Directive a regulation that ended over-the-counter sales of medically important antimicrobial drugs.

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Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
September 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Consider prebiotics and probiotics for chickens with your first flock to promote healthy microbiota.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
September 9, 2022 · · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter?

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Dos and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper.

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
September 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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Do Different Chicken Egg Colors Taste Different? – Chickens in a Minute Video
September 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Join Chickens in a Minute as we explore do different chicken egg colors taste different?

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