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Planning on raising backyard chickens? There's lots to know, but don't worry, we've got you covered. Learn the basics in this article!
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Incubating and hatching eggs is one of the most enjoyable aspects of chicken keeping. Learn more about this amazing process!
You're the proud owner of a little "fuzz-butt"... now what do you do to keep it warm, happy, and healthy?
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
The chicken nesting box is where your hen will do her most important work, so make sure it's a place in which she'll feel comfortable.
Sometimes, in spite of our efforts to provide a nice clean spot for our feathered friends to deposit the rent in, we'll get a dirty egg or two.
Many of a start with just a few chickens and then quickly learn that we want to add more to the flock. Here's how to do that properly and safely
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) of raising a flock of BackYard Chickens.
Deep Litter Method is basically a method in which you allow your coop litter to build up over a period of time.
The indoor air temperature in your coop is determined by how much heat is coming in from various sources and how much is going out. Learn how to manage a coop in very cold climates.
Are your hens escaping your yard? You may need to clip their wings. Learn how to safely perform this process and this article.
Should you assist a hatching chick or not? Anxiety at this stage is tremendous for the first timer and they can quickly misinterpret the well being of their chicks and prematurely intervene with...
Before free-ranging your chickens there are some steps you should take to make sure your flock gains the most benefits from free-ranging, that they remain safe, and that they return to the safety...
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