Chicken Coop Necessities | What To Put In a Chicken Coop

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With so much stress being placed on eating right and finding organic food and free-range eggs, it makes perfect sense to raise chickens in your backyard. There is no greater joy than collecting fresh eggs produced by your very own chickens. To “raise them right” you need to keep your chickens safe, comfortable, and happy. […]

Do Chickens Eat Grass (And Grass Clippings)

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Do Chickens Eat Grass? A research study published by Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems studied the effects of raising chickens on pastures for better egg and meat production. The answer to the question “Do chickens eat grass?” is a resounding yes.  Commercial farmers reported many benefits from raising chickens on pasture grass. Your backyard chickens […]

Can You Feed Table Scraps to Chickens? (What’s Safe and What’s Not)

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Can You Feed Table Scraps To Chickens? As a child, nothing from our table ever went to waste. As my mom chopped and prepared dinner, every vegetable scrap was recycled. When dinner was finished, we scraped all our leftovers into the “chicken bucket”. The chickens were the most excited when they saw heading to the […]

How to get Rid of a Rooster When It’s Not Wanted

What To Do With a Rooster When It’s Not Wanted Raising backyard hens is a joy. Unfortunately, the rooster component may not be as enjoyable for many folks. Some might even say they’re a necessary evil and that at times they can be a nightmare. However, this is not to say that it’s impossible to […]

Do Chickens Eat Ticks? (How To Control Ticks Naturally)

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Do Chickens Eat Ticks? How To Control Tick Population With Backyard Chickens According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), 1,328,002 people were tested for Lyme’s Disease last year. 57,941 of those people tested positive. If you live in an area where you can raise chickens, you also live within reach of ticks.  Fortunately, chickens […]

How To Stop a Dog From Killing Chickens (7 Actionable Tips)

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How to Stop a Dog from Killing Chickens Raising chickens is extremely rewarding. First-time chicken farmers tackle the hobby with vigor and enthusiasm not anticipating some of the unforeseen problems. An extremely unfortunate experience for some chicken owners is when they send the flock merrily on their way to free-range only to have their chickens […]

How To Keep Chickens Off The Porch (And Out Of The Garden)

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How To Keep Chickens Off The Porch And Out Of The Garden (Tips and Tricks) Keeping free-range chickens is arguably one of the best aspects of backyard farming. The chickens are happy, healthy, and provide loads of entertainment as they flock excitedly from one end of the property to the other hunting bugs and grubs. […]

How Many Nesting Boxes Per Chicken (A Guide To Nesting Boxes)

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How Many Nesting Boxes Per Chicken While there is no set formula for how many nesting boxes you need, it will depend on the size and breed of your chickens. With that said, the average consensus for large birds is that the best number of nesting boxes you need is one box for every 3 […]

The Cost To Raise Chickens (For Eggs and Meat)

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The Cost To Raise Chickens (For Eggs and Meat) Whenever you begin a new hobby or venture, there’s always a lot of questions that come with it. The same is definitely true when it comes to wanting to raise chickens. One question that most people ask before setting out to raise chickens is how much […]

The Best Treadle Chicken Feeders (Reviews and Buyer’s Guide)

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Treadle feeders are a great way to not only protect chicken feed from pests, like rodents and raccoons, but they’re also a great way to automate your chicken feeding chores. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at 3 of the best treadle chicken feeders you can get a hold of for […]