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

Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 24, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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Do Chickens Need A Rooster To Lay Eggs? – Chickens In A Minute Video
March 13, 2020 · · 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 addresses a question many new chicken owners have, do chickens need a rooster to lay eggs?

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 17, 2020 · · 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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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
December 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 15, 2019 · · 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 Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? — Chickens in a Minute Video
August 18, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are my chickens laying soft eggs? With our popular Chickens …

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
August 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

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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How Much Should I Feed My Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
June 16, 2019 · · 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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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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