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 […]

Can Chickens Eat Dog Food (Is It Safe For Them?)

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In this article we take a look at whether or not it’s okay for chickens to eat dog food? If you’ve got dogs as well as free ranging chickens, you’ve probably seen the chickens attack the bowl of dog food. But is it safe for chickens to eat dog food?  Can Chickens Eat Dog Food? […]

How to Tell How Old A Chicken Is (Tips and What To Look For)

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There are many circumstances where you might need to estimate the age of a chicken that’s in your flock. In this article, I go over some of the specific things you can look for to to tell how old a chicken is. How to Tell How Old A Chicken Is It’s lots of fun to […]

5 Best Books for Raising Chickens (All Levels of Experience)

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The Best 5 Books for Raising Chickens (Reviews) Whether you’re brand new to raising chickens, or you’ve been keeping hen’s for years, these books are filled with tips and techniques that will come in handy for every chicken owner. There is something about raising chickens that is good for the soul. Their energy and enthusiasm […]

7 Tips How to Stop Chickens from Eating Eggs (And Why They Do It)

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Own Eggs It’s a chicken owners’ nightmare. You walk out to your coop to feed, water, and gather your eggs. It’s a gorgeous, sunny day, and your girls are busy chasing down bugs and scratching for hidden titbits. A smile creases your face as you gaze upon your […]

5 Best Chicken Feed For Egg Layers (Organic, Non-GMO & Natural Options)

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Egg laying hens need a diet specifically for their needs. The chicken needs enough nutrition to meet all her own dietary needs and remain healthy, as well as extra nutrition to produce healthy eggs. Layer feed should be formulated to keep the chicken healthy, and often has added ingredients specifically to enhance the quality of […]