backyard-chickens

4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · Coops

If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to build our chicken …

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Tips on Raising Chickens with Dogs
October 11, 2019 · · Feed & Health

  Can raising chickens with dogs work for you? It depends on the dog. And it depends on you. We had an easy start to raising chickens with dogs. Oh’no, …

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard
September 29, 2019 · · Poultry 101

By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not …

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3 Tips to Help Molting Chickens
September 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

It’s autumn. Time for comfy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and … vacation? For backyard chickens across the country, shorter days often signal time for a break. Molting chickens may stop laying …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
September 26, 2019 · · Coops

Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the weather turns bad. …

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
September 23, 2019 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to make a chicken swing for your flock? They have a large run, a substantial and well-built coop, and plenty to eat.

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Wild Chickens in Hawaii, California and the Florida Keys
September 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101

How did the wild chickens in Hawaii and other states become feral? A combination of accident, incident and evolution. If you want true free-range chickens, from birds that don’t live by …

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7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard chicken keepers often …

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
August 31, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, …

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