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Sick Chickens Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

No matter how fastidious you are in cleaning the coop, or whether you provide nothing but the best quality feed, even the most well cared for chicken can occasionally become a sick chicken. Unlike a human with a case of the flu, a chicken won’t complain about how they feel, and most won’t even show…
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Chickens Eat their Eggs.. Here’s Some Reasons Why

So why do chickens eat their eggs? It can be quite a shock seeing a chicken eat an egg for the first time, as it can conjure up horrible images of cannibalism, not to mention that in some sense the chicken is also eating its own young. More often though, it’s an annoying habit because…
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Keeping Chickens FAQ

If you are new to chicken raising, then you no doubt have a ton of questions to which you need answers. As with most things in life, there are some questions asked more than others, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important. Here are a few of the most common keeping chickens FAQ…
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Winter Chickens

Winter Chickens – What You Need to Know Before Winter Strikes

The Diminutive winter chicken is a surprisingly tough bird and can handle weather extremes which would have most humans shivering in their boots. It’s all thanks to the layers of downy feathers hidden underneath the outer plumage, which chickens can manipulate and use to control their body temperature.   The Winter Chicken   In cold…
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Chickens Aren’t Laying? Here are 7 Reasons why

Chickens aren’t laying? If you’ve become accustomed to receiving a certain amount of eggs from your flock each week, it can be quite disconcerting when your usual collection routine comes up empty or produces a significantly reduced harvest. Chickens can have off days, but if subsequent egg runs also fail to deliver, many chicken owners…
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Broody Hen Guide – The Best Tips and Tricks

Broody hens can occasionally be an inconvenient situation that requires you to intervene and break the cycle. However, having a broody hen in the flock can also be an advantage in the right circumstances.   Identifying a Broody Hen   A hen that can be classified as broody is a hen that is dead-set on…
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Introducing New Chickens To Your Flock

Chickens have their own form of government we humans call the “pecking order,” and it doesn’t take kindly to strangers attempting to enter the fold. there is more to Introducing new chickens than one might think. Here’s a quick guide with the steps you must take.   The pecking order demands that you use a…
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Understanding the Pecking Order

Chickens are social creatures. Well, they are too a point; anybody who has tried to add new chickens to their flock can attest that there are certain situations in which chickens will become quite anti-social (Introducing New Chickens To Your Flock). Yes, in fact, the pecking order does not just exist in the work place……
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Chicken Definitions

Chicken Definitions

If you’re new to keeping backyard chickens, the nuances of language most fowl may be starting to ruffle your feathers. If talking about booted chickens conjures images of animal abuse, a straight run means traffic was great, and the term ‘autosexing’ gives you funny ideas, we’re here to educate you on the language with these…
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The Facts About Marek’s Disease Not Merrick’s Disease

Marek’s disease is a nasty affliction in chickens which can cause tumours to grow in one or multiple locations on the unfortunate bird. All chicken owners should have some knowledge of Marek’s disease and what to look out for, as every flock carries some risk of becoming infected. The disease is often fatal, and there…
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