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

An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
April 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

What can chickens eat at different stages of their lives? Learn what to feed chickens when your chicks graduate to layer feed, treats, and supplements.

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
February 16, 2021 · · 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. Because let’s face it, the weather plays an important part in our lives.

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
February 11, 2021 · · 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 so they’ve got to be top-notch and plentiful.

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Can I Keep Different Chicken Breeds Together? — Chickens in a Minute Video
June 6, 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.

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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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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 Not to Feed Your Chickens so They Stay Healthy
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Feeding your chickens a varied diet is important, but knowing what not to feed your chickens is as important as knowing what to feed them.

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How the Veterinary Feed Directive will Affect Chicken & Poultry Owners
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites January’s a time for New Year’s Resolutions and new starts. For backyard poultry owners in the United States, January 2017 was a new start in the way …

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How to Train Chickens to Come When Called
March 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Feed & Health

Have you learned how to train chickens without even realizing it? Teaching your backyard flock to come when called is a simple task for any chicken keeper.

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

Do All Roosters Get Spurs? Learn why they grow, what they are used for, and how to maintain rooster spurs.

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