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

Add to Favorites Feeding your chickens a varied diet supplies them with plenty of nutrients for optimal health, can alleviate boredom and help with seasonal issues like heat and cold. …

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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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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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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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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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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs …

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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2019
February 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Saxony Ducks Hey there! Absolutely love your website. What a great resource trying to figure out how to get some ducks on her property. My main goals …

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