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

Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
June 17, 2019 . · 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 …

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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?
June 15, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

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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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
April 29, 2019 . · 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 …

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Do Different Chicken Egg Colors Taste Different? – Chickens in a Minute Video
April 26, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Join Chickens in a Minute as we explore do different chicken egg colors taste different? We’ve all heard people say they think brown eggs taste better than white eggs. We’ve …

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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Two Years Later
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

On January 1, 2017, the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. If it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’re not alone, but it’s something to keep in mind if …

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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 15, 2019 . · 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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