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 Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
January 19, 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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10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
January 17, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Chicken egg color is determined by the breed of the hen that laid the egg. Different breeds lay different colored chicken eggs. For instance, the white eggs seen in grocery stores are most likely laid by a White Leghorn.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
December 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Do Chickens Need? — Chickens in a Minute Video
December 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. …

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
December 21, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties to your backyard flock. 1. Roosters Lead to …

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
December 14, 2021 · · Chickens 101

With backyard chickens becoming increasingly popular in smaller urban areas, flock owners have a choice between large fowl and bantams. Bantams are often the pick for these settings, but why?

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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 18, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying?” or “how to clean a chicken coop.” With our …

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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 5, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Molting is a natural process that usually takes place in fall when birds replace old feathers with new plumage. For adult molting chickens, timing is especially important because feathers equal warmth.

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
September 29, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you clean out your refrigerator, scrape the dinner plates or bring home leftovers from dinner out, why not set some aside for your flock?

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