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Dos and Don’ts of Feeding Chickens

In this post I’m going to cover the dos and don’ts of feeding chickens to keep them healthy. And I’ll go over the different types of feed available. Then I’ll go over some things not to give your birds as well as some things that are OK in moderation. Because our backyard birds are omnivores, […]

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What Does Molting Mean For Chickens?

The definition of molting is to shed part or all of a coat or outer covering. Such as feathers, cuticles, or skin, which is then replaced by new growth. In this case, what does molting mean for chickens? Simply put, it’s a time where they lose their feathers. There are a few reasons chickens can […]

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Stress in Chickens

Have you ever seen a stressed out chicken? Stress comes in many forms. To animals and humans alike. No one, it seems, is immune from stress. The first form of stress in chickens I’m going to cover will be risks of extreme temperature. Risks of Extreme Temperatures Extreme temperatures are something else, other than predators, […]

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Most Common Chicken Diseases

If you have a backyard flock, you might be one of the lucky ones whose birds haven’t experienced any chicken illnesses. Yet. I say yet, because just like people, chickens can and do get ill. In this post I’ll cover the most common chicken diseases. And I’ll go over preventative measures, and if contracted, how […]

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How To Protect Your Chickens From Predators

In this post, I’m going to go over how to protect your chickens from predators. But first, let’s go over the potential animals of prey. PREDATORS If you live in the country, you’re likely to run into a lot of predators. Or rather, they’re more likely to run into you and your chickens, ducks, or […]

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How to Introduce New Chickens to the Flock

If you’re a backyard chicken owner, then it’s likely that with the onset of every spring, you are familiar with the desire to purchase new chicks or chickens. This hobby can be very addictive. So this post is intended to help you know how to introduce new chickens to the flock. Because, otherwise, the new […]

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What Is The Point Of A Rooster?

Have you ever experienced both the good and bad side of a rooster, you know, where one day he’ll attack you and the next he does something amazing

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Types of Chicken Coops

I already mentioned in a previous post that when we had our broilers we only had a temporary shelter, however when our daughters brought home 8 chicks from East Texas, my husband had to

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Why Roosters Attack

It was after our daughters brought home our first batch of chicks that we started noticing changes in our rooster Casanova. He seemed highly interested and invested in the chicks,

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New Chicks

My girls went to visit their grandparents in East Texas, and while they were there, they went by the local feed store and picked up seven chicks, which ended up being quite different than our first batch of birds. They decided on a few different breeds: Ameracauna,