Chickens 101

Ameraucana Chicken: August Breed of the Month

Breed: Ameraucana chicken Origin: The Ameraucana chicken is a blue egg-laying breed with tails and muffs. It was developed in the United States in the late 1970s by a small group of …

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
August 4, 2019 . · Chickens 101

When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a beginner chicken question, …

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Secret Life of Poultry: Fighting the Bite

Mosquitos suck. That’s their whole deal. But what does this have to do with chickens?

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An Interesting Fact About Chickens: They Can Walk Like Dinosaurs
July 28, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Research that makes people laugh, then think. That is the premise of the Ig Nobel awards that have been held annually at Harvard University for the last 25 years and …

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4 Ways Backyard Chickens Help Gardens
July 25, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Each garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. Imagine if you had a natural way to fertilize, control weeds, manage insects and improve soil aeration. …

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All About Ameraucana Chickens

By John W. Blehm – To say that Araucana, Easter Egg, and Ameraucana chickens are the same would be like saying Cornish, Brahma, and Sex-Linked brown egg layers are the …

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How to Raise Free Range Chickens
July 18, 2019 . · Chickens 101

In the discussion of raising chickens, there have been two traditional schools of thought. The first is total free range. Usually, an evening feeding of grain or other treat is used …

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Reilly Chicken Tenders
July 17, 2019 . · Chickens 101

A second grade ESL teacher in Texas recently became my childhood hero. Last spring at Margaret Reilly Elementary School, Kerriann Duffy overheard a couple of staff members deciding what to do with an old incubator that they had stumbled across while cleaning out a storage shed on campus. She offered to take the machine and asked if anyone minded her incubating a few eggs.

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A Hard Lesson Learned in Caring For Baby Chicks
July 15, 2019 . · Chickens 101

We learned a painful lesson in caring for baby chicks, and I’m hesitant to tell this, because I know some will condemn me. They’ll call me irresponsible, a bad parent. The …

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Are Water Cups as Magical as Pinterest Claims?

by Kim Ellsworth I have one hen who insists on putting her poop encrusted feet inside every food and water bowl I give her.  Her name is Punky Brewster, after …

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