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Raising Chickens 101: Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds
Choosing the right chicken breed is an important part of raising chickens. Here are some things to...
Raising Chickens 101: Raising Baby Chicks
Want to learn how to raise baby chicks? Here’s a beginner’s guide to bringing up baby! (This is the...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article...
Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
What do you do when your chicken stops laying? Often, this is part of the seasonal cycle, but...
Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Storing, and Hatching Chicken Eggs
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs as...
How to Build a Chicken Run
Chickens need a safe place to spend their days. Although most predators hunt by night, there are...
When I am asked what the most difficult aspect of raising backyard chickens is, without hesitation...
Chicken Coop Design Considerations
There is no one perfect chicken coop design for a small backyard flock, but whether you are...
The Best Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard
With more than a hundred breeds of chickens to choose from, it can be challenging trying to figure...
Tips for Raising Baby Chicks
Here’s how to raise baby chicks the right way—from the day they arrive to the day they start laying...
Backyard Chicken Basics
Keeping Chickens: An American Tradition Once upon a time, virtually all American households kept...
Chickens for Backyards: Training Chickens
Backyard poultry farmers know the joys of raising chickens and gathering eggs, but do they know...
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIY...
Glossary of Chicken Terms
Can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster? What is a pullet? We’ve compiled a list of...
How to Hypnotize a Chicken: Two Easy Ways to Calm Birds
Wondering how to hypnotize a chicken? Learn to calm a high-strung bird with the oscillating finger...
Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but the...