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 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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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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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites ‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season! Those adorable balls of fluff are …

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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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