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

Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 24, 2020 · · 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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Do Chickens Need A Rooster To Lay Eggs? – Chickens In A Minute Video
March 13, 2020 · · Chickens 101

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. This week’s video addresses a question many new chicken owners have, do chickens need a rooster to lay eggs?

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 17, 2020 · · 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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10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
January 19, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

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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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
December 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
November 11, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter? It’s reasonable to wonder, given that we’re bundled …

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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · 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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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 15, 2019 · · 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 Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? — Chickens in a Minute Video
August 18, 2019 · · 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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