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

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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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
August 23, 2022 · · 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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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
July 21, 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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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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 makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
June 16, 2022 · · Coops

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. In this video, we explore what’s the best bedding for chickens.

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
May 31, 2022 · · 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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