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

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

‘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 making their way …

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10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

We recently asked our Facebook fans to tell us some of the funniest questions they’ve heard from folks that don’t raise backyard chickens. We heard some great questions like “why …

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

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 per year.  But …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

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 popular Chickens in …

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

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

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 that is actually …

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

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 are pets/eggs/action for …

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

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 benefits owls have …

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

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 the reality is …

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Chickens in a Minute: How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter?
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter? It’s reasonable to wonder, given that we’re bundled up to fight …

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