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How To Find Underachievers In Your Flock of Backyard Chickens

 – January 26, 2015

Is she a producer or a laggard? You’ve already hunted down the liars of the flock by observing their level of Xanthophyll (If not, see my article Laying or Lying,…

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Chicken Humor: A Snoring Duck

 – January 23, 2015

Is there anything more hilarious or cuter than a snoring duck?  

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How Cold Is Too Cold For Backyard Chickens?

 – January 22, 2015

How cold is too cold for backyard chickens? Below freezing, below zero, when it feels too cold for me, are all answers I have heard before. New chicken owners experiencing…


5 Ways To Stop Aerial Backyard Chicken Predators

 – January 21, 2015

When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted…


Can Backyard Chickens, Dogs And Cats Coexist?

 – January 20, 2015

We had dogs long before we had poultry, and I had a (very rational) fear that these two species might not get along. There are dog breeds designed to protect…


How To Make Vinyl Panels To Protect A Chicken Coop

 – January 19, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I hate muddy, cold chicken coop runs. Mine has a roof and chicken wire sides, but cold blowing wind and rain have intruded too…

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Chicken Humor: Ronald Reagan’s 3-Legged Chicken Joke

 – January 16, 2015

Did you hear the one about the three-legged chicken? Let former president Ronald Reagan tell it …  

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Using Straw And Hay In A Backyard Chicken Coop

by Lisa Steele

 – January 15, 2015

We raise horses, chickens, and ducks on our small hobby farm and we buy both straw and hay our local feed store. You might ask why we buy both — what’s the…

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How To Perform A Chicken Health Check

by Jeremy Chartier

 – January 14, 2015

You stop at the gas station, you fuel up and check your oil level. You don’t suspect the engine of having lost any oil, but you check anyway because it’s…

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The Basics: How To Feed Chickens (Part 1)

 – January 13, 2015

The questions I’m asked the most are about how to feed chickens and care for them. For those of us who were born and raised on farms, we never consider…

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The Truth About Raising Backyard Chickens For Beginners

 – January 12, 2015

Spring will be coming and chicks usually show up in farm stores and catalogs by mid-February, so it’s not too soon to start thinking about planning to raise some backyard…


Protecting Your Backyard Chickens From Infectious Diseases

 – January 8, 2015

With all the talk about outbreaks of avian flu in British Columbia and then crossing the border into Washington State and Oregon, it’s important to once again emphasize biosecurity. Good health…

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Reactions Vary To New California Poultry Law

 – January 7, 2015

A new California law that mandates more space for chickens in commercial coops raised has prompted a wide but somewhat predictable debate about what, truly, is the right way to farm. On one…


About Backyard Chicken Egg Washing And Storage

 – January 7, 2015

Backyard chicken egg washing and storage are the two most controversial egg related topics among avid backyard chicken keepers. One side says you should wash every egg before you store…

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Choosing A Backyard Chicken Breed Based On Your Needs

 – January 5, 2015

Do you know one thing a lot of gardeners and chicken keepers have in common? Come winter time, they spend a lot of time flipping through catalogs – printed or…

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