backyard-chickens

What Killed My Chicken?
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you’re dealing with.

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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Dos and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper.

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
August 30, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising quail is easy, and since they are less than half the size of chickens, they do not take much space, time, or resources.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
August 29, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Here’s what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.

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Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials
August 29, 2022 · · Coops

If you want some great ideas on how to build a chicken coop using local and recycled materials, look at these great stories for inspiration.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
August 25, 2022 · · 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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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
August 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Across the country, chicken lovers are fighting to legalize keeping a few backyard chickens. Here are some tips to help in your community.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
August 18, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had to stop and think. Is it because we always have, or are there more personal beliefs and reasons? The answer is both.

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