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 […]

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 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 […]

How Long Can Chickens Go Without Water (How Much Do They Need?)

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How Long Can Chickens Go Without Water: How Much Water Do Chickens Need?   Owning chickens is a big job, and requires a lot of time and attention. If you are planning or have just started with your own coop, you might be concerned about what happens if you need to leave home for a […]

Will Skunks Eat Chickens (And Do They Eat Chicken Eggs?)

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Will Skunks Eat Chickens (And Do They Eat Chicken Eggs?) For the average homeowner, skunks are smelly but otherwise harmless creatures that will occasionally make their dens a little too close for comfort. Usually, when we think of skunks, it is as a relatively harmless mammal. Sometimes they’re even kind of cute. But owners of […]

When Can Chicks Go Outside Full Time?

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When Can Chicks Go Outside Full Time? (Tips For Raising Baby Chicks) Stinky, noisy, and homely…these are just a couple of words to describe your chicks as they begin to grow into adolescents. At a month old they’re a far cry from those cuddly yellow fluff-balls you loved so much in the beginning. As the […]

How To Tell IF YOU HAVE A ROOSTER (The Ultimate Guide!)

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How To Tell You Have A Rooster   You’re in the feed store looking down at a pen of fluffy chicks. You egg-citedly picture your family taking them home, nurturing them, building a coop for them, and in return they will provide you with years of eggs and entertainment. Visions of omelettes and fried eggs […]