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Best Dog Breeds for Chickens

If you have a backyard flock and have had trouble with the occasional predator, you might want to know the best dog breeds for chickens. There are some that will guard your flock, keeping away danger. And then there are breeds that don’t necessarily do much guarding, per se; they just get along with and […]

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Best Way to Clean the Chicken Coop

Having backyard birds is fun most of the time. However, very little in life, in any part of our lives, doesn’t require some type of maintenance. And that includes backyard chickens. So, in this post, I’m going to go over the best way to clean the chicken coop. If you have chickens or have had […]

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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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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