backyard-chickens

Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds

Add to Favorites Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right …

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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy

Add to Favorites By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to …

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Chickens as Pets in the House

Add to Favorites You live in the city but you are a farmer at heart. You may wonder, “Are chickens allowed in my city?” In many towns and neighborhoods the answer …

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How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
June 28, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Is keeping chickens one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does …

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The Edible Egg: Facts and Facets of World Cuisine
June 27, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When it comes to eggs, facts are right in front of us: they’re healthy, full of protein, and delicious. They’re also economical and easy to prepare. These …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
June 27, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites While quail certainly aren’t as popular as chickens, their advantages to both rural and urban farms cannot be more underscored. Raising quail is also easy, and since …

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
June 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t …

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods …

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