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?
August 23, 2022 · · 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 refrigerator, scrape the dinner plates or bring home leftovers from dinner out, why not set some aside for your flock?

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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
July 21, 2022 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season!

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
July 5, 2022 · · 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 makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
June 16, 2022 · · 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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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties to your backyard flock. 1. Roosters Lead to …

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a …

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What Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 18, 2022 · · 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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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
May 12, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
May 10, 2022 · · 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 Much Should I Feed My Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
May 4, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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. …

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