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

What Causes Double Yolk Eggs & Other Odd Eggs?
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

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 are just that.

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An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
April 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

When you first get a flock of backyard chickens, it’s natural to wonder just what to feed chickens. You grab a bag of starter feed, but what happens next?

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
April 5, 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 Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
April 2, 2021 · · 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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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
March 15, 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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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
February 28, 2021 · · 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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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
February 27, 2021 · · Coops

When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted me, it flew off and dropped the Leghorn’s body.

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
February 16, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Although it’s easier to keep chickens warm vs. cool, it’s important to choose the correct breed for your location, whether that be a cold-hardy chicken or a heat-tolerant chicken breed. Because let’s face it, the weather plays an important part in our lives.

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
February 11, 2021 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

If you’re in the business of selling eggs, it’s important to have the best chickens for eggs. Whether they’re green, brown or white, those eggs are the commodity you’re selling so they’ve got to be top-notch and plentiful.

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 8, 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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