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 to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
May 18, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying” or “why are my chickens laying soft eggs.” With our popular Chickens in a Minute video series, we’ve created quick, informative videos to answer your common queries in an entertaining way.

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
May 16, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
May 12, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
May 10, 2022 · · 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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How Much Should I Feed My Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
May 4, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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. …

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How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? — Chickens in a Minute Video
May 2, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are my chickens laying soft eggs? With our popular Chickens …

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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
April 12, 2022 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season!

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
April 8, 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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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 31, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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