Chickens 101

Breed Profile: Sicilian Buttercup Chickens
June 1, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Sicilian Buttercup chickens are a rare heritage breed with unique comb shape and coloring, and excellent foraging skills for free-range homesteads.

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Chickens and Fireworks

Protect your poultry from the dangers of fireworks, noises and debris.

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Controlling Rats!
May 26, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Learn now to control or eradicate rats in your coop, secure and limit food.

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Teach Your Kids Confidence with Chickens

Maat van Uitert shares five great ways to teach your kids confidence around your flocks.

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5 Tips for Gardening with Free-Range Chickens

It’s important to try different things to see what works best when gardening with free-range chickens.

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Gardening with Chickens

Gardening with chickens is an adventure for you and for them. Elizabeth Mack shares tips to keep your birds (and plants) healthy and safe.

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Why do you need an automatic coop door?
April 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101, Coops

Let’s look at 5 reasons why an automatic coop door is a great addition to chicken raising in the 21st century.

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Regular Size and Bantams: To Mix or Not to Mix?

I see folks with regular-sized chickens and bantams mixed together all the time. Is it wise? Do they get along? Can the larger chickens hurt the bantams? What is the best setting to mix different size chickens, if you do?

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Choosing the Breeds for Your Needs

Once you know why you want to keep chickens, it can be fun to learn about the different breeds and what they are known for.

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Environmentally Friendly Chicken Keeping
April 4, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Smart gardening, material reuse, and other easy tricks incorporate your flock into an environmentally friendly approach to animal husbandry.

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