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

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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The Scoop on Using Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
January 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

When chicken keepers get their birds, they often wonder what to feed chickens. It’s probably the first question most newcomers ask.

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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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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Two Years Later
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites On January 1, 2017, the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. If it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’re not alone, but it’s something to keep …

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

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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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Feed & Health

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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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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