urban-chicken

Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as we slip in to fall weather and shorter days.

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas

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 to our rural roots. These desires have led to a trend in backyard chicken keeping that’s not exclusive to those who own acres and acres of land.

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
May 3, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

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 that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

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How a Chicken Lays an Egg Inside of an Egg
January 7, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When raising chickens for eggs, expect the unexpected. Though quite rare, it is well-known that occasionally a hen will lay an egg inside of an egg. The cause …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
December 7, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Spontaneous Sex Reversal – Is That My Hen Crowing?!
July 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Have you heard a hen crowing when you know you don’t keep roosters? Jeff Goldblum’s groovy scientist character in the 1993 blockbuster, “Jurassic Park,” comments that “life finds a way” and that somehow the all-female population of cloned dinosaurs would reproduce.

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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
June 6, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Recently one of my podcast listeners asked me, what can chickens eat out of the garden? He wrote: “A question that occurred to me recently is regarding garden …

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How to Bathe a Chicken
May 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Do you know how to bathe a chicken? Do chickens like baths? Hell no! There is a reason for the saying, “I’m madder than a wet hen.” …

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Chicken Mites Treatment: How to Keep Lice and Mites Out of Your Coop
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When it comes to chicken mites treatment, the best defense against poultry pests is a good offense! Warm weather brings out the lice, mites and other creepy-crawlies …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

Add to Favorites By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many …

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