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)

chicken feed for egg layers

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 […]

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 […]

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)

How to make compost from chicken manure

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 […]