How To Keep Cats Away From Chickens (Will Cats Kill Chickens?)

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Cats and Chickens Problems It might make sense to think that cats would pester your flock of chickens. Cats love hunting birds, and chickens are birds. Fortunately, cats tend to go after animals that don’t pose a threat. This means that cats will tend to go after small birds, rats, mice, and occasionally other pets […]

Can Male Chickens Lay Eggs? (Difference Between Male and Female Chickens)

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Can Roosters Lay Eggs? Some of you might be wondering if male chickens can lay eggs. Although males of all species generally don’t lay eggs, chickens are somewhat bizarre creatures, so it might make sense to ask this question if you’re unfamiliar with these birds. Male chickens are unable to lay eggs. Only female chickens […]

Breathing Chicken Dust | The Best Dust Mask For Cleaning Chicken Coops

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If you’re raising lots of chickens in a somewhat cramped space, you may need to occasionally clean out the area. While the issue of chicken dust isn’t commonly associated with breathing issues, exposure over long periods of time can absolutely be harmful to your respiratory system. It not only stinks, but it can cause symptoms […]

10 Different Types Of Chicken Feed (Ultimate Guide For Chicken Owners)

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There’s a lot of different types of chickens you can raise, and they each have their peculiar traits and dietary needs. Caring for an egg-laying hen is probably going to be a different experience than raising a broiler. There’s also chicken breeds that grow faster and some that grow slower, and there are some that […]

5 Best Types of Bedding For Chicken Nesting Boxes (And Where To Find Them)

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The Best Types of Bedding For Chicken Nesting Boxes They are fun, they are whacky, and there is nothing better than enjoying fresh eggs from your own hens. Raising chickens and collecting fresh eggs is a rewarding and enjoyable hobby that gives you a healthy alternative to store-bought eggs. The main considerations when raising hens […]

Understanding Chicken Behavior (How To Read Chicken Body Language)

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Whenever I would goof up as a kid I remember my brother telling me “you’re as dumb as a chicken in a box sometimes.” The implication here is that chickens are stupid, simple creatures. Many of us believe chickens are straight-forward animals with limited ability to think. They are quite different, we assume, from more […]

How To Compost Chicken Manure (And Use It In The Garden)

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Chicken Poop. How To Make Manure To Use In Your Garden As chicken owners we look forward to charming scenes of gathering eggs, feeding our flocks their favorite treats and hearing their excited “cluck, cluck, cluck!” as we approach the coop. What we do not appreciate however, is this unwanted, yet ever present problem: piles […]

The Chicken Pecking Order (A Guide To Chicken Flock Hierarchy)

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Bullies of The Chicken Yard Have you ever seen the classic holiday film “A Christmas Story?” If not, it’s a must watch that I highly recommend. The movie is about a group of ragtag little boys in the midwest trying to navigate the troubles of the school yard and get their fantasy Christmas presents at […]

Can Chickens Eat Avacado? (How To Safely Feed Avocado To Your Chickens )

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How To Safely Feed Avocado To Your Chickens It can be hard to know when it’s time to pull the trigger and buy some new chicks to raise on your own. Chickens have special dietary needs that must be taken into account in order to raise a healthy flock. You may be wondering which foods […]

5 Chicken Breeds That Lay Blue Eggs (Ultimate Guide)

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More Than Just Brown And White If you buy your eggs at your local grocery store, you are probably bringing home the basic white egg. Some folks might get a little fancy and bring home eggs in various shades of brown. To most of the egg eating population, white and brown chicken eggs are all […]