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?
June 15, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites 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, …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 27, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Chicken Spurs: Who Gets Them?
May 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
April 29, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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