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

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Do Chickens Need? — Chickens in a Minute Video
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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. …

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What Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Can I Keep Different Chicken Breeds Together? — Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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. …

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