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 Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
March 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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Classic American Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Just in time for Fourth of July, it’s fun to consider adding some truly American chicken breeds to your flock. These breeds are the backbone of a hardy, productive flock. …

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · 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. …

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

As the year of the rooster winds down, let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties to your backyard …

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

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 …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Rooster Spurs
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

We think about rooster spurs from the moment we get baby chicks. It’s not unusual to watch our unsexed chicks as they grow and see if chicken spurs develop. Although spurs …

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Can I Keep Different Chicken Breeds Together? (VIDEO)
March 14, 2019 . · 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. Today’s video answers …

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Do Chickens Need A Rooster To Lay Eggs? – Chickens In A Minute Video
March 14, 2019 . · 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 …

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How Long Do Chickens Live? – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer your frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. This video addresses …

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 2019 . · 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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