backyard-chickens

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
August 30, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset …

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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
August 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?
August 24, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process …

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
August 16, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the …

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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated and Washed?
August 8, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Do eggs need to be refrigerated and washed? If you keep backyard chickens, the washing and storage of eggs are the two most controversial egg-related topics among …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back …

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Facts About Ducks: How Much Does a Duck Need?
August 2, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Facts about ducks and duck information, in general, can be difficult to find online because backyard ducks aren’t nearly as popular (yet) as backyard chickens, but I …

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