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8 Advantages of Keeping a Rooster in Your Coop or Yard

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Having some hens in your yard has a lot of advantages. They give you eggs in which you either sell them or consume for your daily needs. But having rooster or two in your flock has its advantages as well. Today we will discuss about the advantages of keeping a rooster in your chicken coop […]

10 Factors to Consider to Harvest More Eggs

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A hen not laying an egg is a problem you will soon encounter anytime while raising them. One of the greatest joys of raising and taking care of chickens in our backyard is collecting the eggs from the chicken coops or nest boxes. What if you are expecting some eggs, but it turns out there […]

Explained: Why Chickens Eat Their Eggs

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Imagine the feeling of waking up every morning to the sight of fresh, organic eggs in your backyard. Does that smile put a smile on your face? Is it a good reason to start your day right? Well, we don’t see anything wrong with it, unless you find yourself racing with your chickens to eat […]

How to Train Chooks to Use Nesting Boxes

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Either you raise chickens for food or for companionship, they will lay eggs. Their bodies are designed to produce eggs naturally. So, whether you like it or not, they will produce eggs. Normally, hens begin to lay eggs when they are around five or six months old. And depending on their breed, they can lay […]

20 Most Popular Heritage Chicken Breeds

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Are you planning to raise chickens at home? If your answer to the question is a yes, then we’re assuming you have already heard about the different heritage chicken breeds. However, we won’t expect you to be experts about these birds. That is why we’ve created this comprehensive guide for you. Becoming a loyal supporter […]

9 Signs That You Are Nuts About Chickens

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It’s okay to admit that you are crazy about chickens. After all, they’re cuddly, adorable, loving, and very sweet. But if you think you are the only one, who goes nuts about these chooks, don’t worry because you are not alone. There are plenty of individuals out there, who can’t help but go head over […]

7 Essentials to Raising Healthy Chickens

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Whether you decide to get day-old chicks from the store or hatch your own in the yard, it is important that you know how to grow them into mature and healthy chickens. After all, it’ll be you who will first hand reap the perks. When starting, you can’t just go and buy a chicken coop […]

Sure-Fire Ways to Prevent Obesity in Chickens

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As much as we would love to see our chickens happy and healthy, there are times when we unintentionally cause their untimely demise. We give them so much attention, making sure we provide what they need to ensure they live long, not knowing that they are already getting too fat. Just like humans, chickens consume […]

5 Common Illnesses in Backyard Chickens

5 Common Illnesses in Backyard Chickens

Regardless whether you purchased chickens from a reputable store or hatchery, there are unpredictable instances when things go wrong. Even if chooks were raised in clean and warm brooders, equipped with everything they need, such as feed and clean water, sometimes it will still result in unhealthy birds. Nevertheless, there isn’t anything to worry about […]

15 Herbs That Your Chickens Will Love

15 Herbs That Your Chickens Will Love

Perhaps only a few people know about this. Just as they do for human beings, many herbs used in the kitchen have lots of health benefits for chickens. They can be scattered in the nesting boxes to act as a natural insect repellent. They can be fed raw to the chickens. And actually, there’s more […]