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

Do Chickens Need A Rooster To Lay Eggs? – 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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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 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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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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10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Chicken egg color is determined by the breed of the hen that laid the egg. Different breeds lay different colored chicken eggs. For instance, the white eggs seen in grocery stores are most likely laid by a White Leghorn.

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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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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the …

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Do Dogs and Cats Kill Chickens?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do dogs kill chickens? Do cats kill chickens? These two questions come up a lot among chicken keepers. The simple answer to both questions is yes, but …

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