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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!) Catching Red-tailed Hawk Predator Bird Mouse 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 […]

Can Chickens Eat Mango? (And Its Benefits!)

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While I was studying abroad in El Salvador, I was assigned to work with a women’s entrepreneurship group. The idea was that by empowering women and teaching them about how to grow a business they would be more empowered to lift their families out of poverty.  The woman I advised had a fabulous idea. She […]

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 […]

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 day […]