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

Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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Classic American Chicken Breeds
May 23, 2020 · · Chickens 101

It’s fun to consider adding some truly American chicken breeds to your backyard. These breeds are the backbone of a hardy, productive flock.

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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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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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