backyard-chickens

A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Eggs & Meat

If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs successfully in an incubator.
For embryos to develop correctly, eggs need to be kept at the right temperature, turned often and correctly positioned.

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DIY Pole Barn to Chicken Coop Conversion
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

We didn’t plan to have chickens, it just happened. Here’s how we pulled off our pole barn to chicken coop conversion.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
December 6, 2022 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

In urban chicken farming, bored chickens leads to undesirable behavior: Hens might pluck their feathers or peck at each other.

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
November 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.”

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The Dutch Bantam Chicken: A True Bantam Breed
November 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Dutch bantam chicken is said to have originated in the Netherlands. However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought into the Netherlands by Dutch sailors who sailed for The East India Company.

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
November 3, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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3 Ways to Perform an Egg Freshness Test
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

You may wonder why anyone would need to perform an egg freshness test since most people raising chickens for eggs check the nesting boxes every day.

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Chicken Enrichment: Toys for Chickens
October 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Should you provide toys for chickens and other poultry? Professionals agree chicken enrichment is a vital component of chicken welfare.

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