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  1. Chickens & Euthanasia

    Chickens & Euthanasia

    One of the cons of backyard chicken keeping is being faced with the decision to euthanize your animal. As a first time chicken keeper or an oldie, who hasn’t crossed this bridge, you will have a couple of questions on the subject. When should I euthanize a bird? How should I go about it? Both...
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    Spring Chickens

    Well its that time of year.........grass is green...........trees have leaves.......... gardens come alive.............and crazy chicken people get chicks . I got my newest chicks March 23 and they are now a little over 6 weeks old. They've been living outside for about 2 weeks and are being...
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    Chicken Breed Colours

    Cochins Cochins came from China in the 19th Century. They were recognized by the APA in 1874. They were originially called the Shanghai which was the same term used for another feather legged breed, the Brahma. They are reported to be low egg producers of small tinted to light brown eggs. They...
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    Why are my hens not laying? Click here for answers!

    Throughout the year we always are happy to collect the amazing the littles gifts our hens lay for us. But when a day comes and you only found a few eggs (if any at all) instead of the usual amount, we start to ask the age old question, "Why are my hens not laying?" Here I have written the most...
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    Chicken Names from A-Z

    Choosing a names for your new chickens can be rather intimidating work or down right discouraging. You want to give a perfect name to match your new cuddly chick or grown Chicken with dignity . There are so many names you can choose from, but which do you choose? One way that really helps to...
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    Chicken Girl1's Fall Flock Photos

    Fall Photo Shoots It is the beautiful season of Fall, my favorite time of year, and the hens are having fun in the cool weather. If you don't know about my flock I have 14 hens, different breeds and ages. I make a list real quick before I start pouring out all...
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    You Crack Me Up! Funny Chicken Jokes and Stories

    Egg Jokes Q: What did the evil chicken lay? Q: Why couldn't the hen find her...
  8. What to do with your extra eggs

    What to do with your extra eggs

    What to do with extra eggs? I don't know about you but sometimes in the spring/summer when you have a backyard flock you start getting more eggs then you can eat, soon you have them stacking up in a corner of your fridge, and in...
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    Eggs/Chicks/Pullets/Hens, but which one?

    So you have decided to raise chickens for eggs and are stumped on how to start your flock. This article gives you the different options on how to begin your flock with pros and cons for each way. Hopefully it will help you to find the best way for you to start your chicken owning adventure...
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    My newest little peeps

    Well, I gave in to chicken math and bought more March chicks this year to add to my flock of 13, they've been laying for almost a month now, so I decided it was high to make an update page of my newest little peeps. It's March 19th and me and my mom are driving home from TSC with our...
  11. Think of your neighbors: simple chicken keeping etiquette

    Think of your neighbors: simple chicken keeping etiquette

    Keeping backyard chickens is a wonderful thing to do. It has great experiences you can live and lessons that you can learn. On top of that you get eggs out of your pets and your eating healthier, what gets better then that? But there are a few things you can do to make it pleasant for all...
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    Chicken myths and truths

    Hello and Welcome to my Article about chicken myths and truths! Many myths make people hesitate before getting chickens even though most are untrue. In this article you will see many myths about chickens and then the truth on the matter. Myth: Hens need roosters to lay eggs. False. Though many...
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    Amazing BYC Members 2

    Here is my 2nd article about amazing BYC members! Theoldchick Theoldchick is an awesome photographer! The pictures she takes are amazing! She is such a lively person you can't help liking her! She is mostly chatting with people and sharing things she know, but you will also see her giving...
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    My little peepers!

    I bought some mixed pullet chicks from TSC on March 19th. They are growing up so fast I can't believe it! This is my 5th time raising chicks and my 3rd time getting them from TSC. I just wanted to share them with ya'll . Here are the first few pictures I took of them around 5 days old. Shirley...
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    Amazing BYC Members

    There are so many great BYC members, that I would like to share a few with you and what they do for this community! Wyandottes7 This member is a huge part of BYC. Not only does Wyandottes7 greet almost every new member but they also give them great advice and make them feel at home. They are...
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