Advantages (And Disadvantages) Of Free Range Chicken Farming

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Advantages (And Disadvantages) Of Free Range Chicken Farming I have many charming memories of my grandparents’ farm. Growing up, I remember huge flocks of chickens, of all different colors and varieties, happily pecking at gravel in the driveway. For water they’d tootle over to the pond, where they could drink freely before going and exploring […]

How To Grow Mealworms For Chickens! (Raising Mealworms At Home)

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How To Grow Mealworms For Chickens! (Raising Mealworms At Home) Can someone please explain why chicken treats are so expensive? While I was at the feed store a couple weeks ago I thought it would be nice to bring the girls a little surprise. While perusing the treat aisle I noticed that most of the […]

Top 5 Hawk Deterrents For Chickens | How To Protect Your Flock!

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Top 5 Hawk Deterrents For Chickens (Protect Your Flock From Predators!) Imagine this: your chickens are outside, doing their chicken thing. They happily peck at grass, bugs, and feed until suddenly disaster strikes. In swoops a hawk, attacking one of the chickens or carrying off a pullet in its talons. If you’ve got chickens in […]

Can Chickens Eat Mango? (And Its Benefits!)

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While I was studying abroad in El Salvador, I was assigned to work with a women’s entrepreneurship group. The idea was that by empowering women and teaching them about how to grow a business they would be more empowered to lift their families out of poverty.  The woman I advised had a fabulous idea. She […]

The Best Chicken Breed For Meat (Top 3 Meat Chicken Breeds)

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The Best Chicken Breed For Meat (Top 3 Meat Chicken Breeds) So you’re looking for the right breed of chicken to raise for meat production. Broilers, or chickens raised to butcher, are usually bigger bodied birds that mature faster than a chicken bred for egg laying. That means that while you are shopping, you need […]

Can You Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other With Vinegar?

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Can You Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other With Vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is one of those superfoods that we hear about all the time. We hear about it in the news, online, and from friends. If you know some folks who have chickens, they’ve probably also touted the benefits of the stuff for chicken […]

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do For Chickens (5 Uses For It)

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What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do For Chickens (5 Uses For It Around The Coop) When you’re caring for your chickens, it can be nerve wracking to use products that have mysterious ingredients. There are not nearly as many cleaning supplies on the market that advertise safety for chickens as for pets like dogs and […]

Can Rabbits And Chickens Live Together?

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Can Rabbits And Chickens Live Together? If you have a small space to raise animals, chickens and rabbits might seem like the perfect match. After all, a chicken run seems like a great space for a bunny to hop around to its heart’s delight. Any time two animals share a space though, it’s important to […]

What Are Straight Run Chickens? (Plus Pullets vs Cockerels)

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What Are Straight Run Chickens? (Pullets vs Cockerels) In the world of chicken raising, there are a lot of terms that can get a little confusing, particularly when you get started. Of course, one of the earliest steps to raising chickens is figuring out how you’re going to get them in the first run. This […]

Do Farm Fresh Eggs Need To Be Refrigerated (How To Store Fresh Eggs)

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Do Farm Fresh Eggs Need To Be Refrigerated (How To Store Fresh Eggs) If you’ve lived in the US for any length of time, you’ve gone to the grocery store and seen stacks upon stacks of egg cartons in the refrigerated coolers next to milk, butter, and other staples. Many folks who are new to […]