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

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 …

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The Scoop on Using Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When chicken keepers get their birds, they often wonder what to feed chickens. It’s probably the first question most newcomers ask. They naturally concentrate on commercial feed rations, fresh water, …

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What Not to Feed Your Chickens so They Stay Healthy
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Feeding your chickens a varied diet supplies them with plenty of nutrients for optimal health, can alleviate boredom and help with seasonal issues like heat and cold. But knowing what …

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How the Veterinary Feed Directive will Affect Chicken & Poultry Owners
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

January’s a time for New Year’s Resolutions and new starts. For backyard poultry owners in the United States, January 2017 was a new start in the way we medicate and …

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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you train a chicken? The short answer is yes. And while some may think this is a silly concept, it can literally be a life saver for your flock. …

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An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · 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? It’s …

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What Do Chickens Need? (VIDEO)
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 video answers: what …

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