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

How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO)
August 18, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO) At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are …

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
August 16, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat,Kids' Corner

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 …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas

Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back to our rural …

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!

When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a beginner chicken question, …

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This …

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How Much Should I Feed My Chickens?
June 16, 2019 · · Feed & Health

One of the most discussed subjects among chicken owners is how much do chickens eat? And just like with humans, there’s no set answer to this question. It depends on …

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What Causes Double Yolk Eggs & Other Odd Eggs?

As spring chicks start to grow up and lay eggs, odds are you may find a double yolk egg in your egg collecting basket. To be clear, double yolk eggs …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your chickens may face, …

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How to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 27, 2019 · · Coops

With summer heat upon us, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can be harder on a flock than the cold temperatures of winter. The effects of heat are cumulative …

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Chicken Spurs: Who Gets Them?
May 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

I’ve got a flock of mixed breed hens and a few roosters. In the beginning, my knowledge of chicken spurs was limited to the roosters. But then one day I …

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