Thinking a chicken or two

So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Chickens

So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

winter hen entertainment, chickens, hens, coop, animal enrichment. (I'm still nervous about chickens in winter...)

winter hen entertainment, chickens, hens, coop, animal enrichment. (I'm still nervous about chickens in winter...)

Why do sprouting seeds mean happy chickens? We spill the beans!

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The differences in the yolks from chickens that eat grains, mixed grain & grass & insects, and chickens that only feed on grass and insects.

The differences in the yolks from chickens that eat grains, mixed grain & grass & insects, and chickens that only feed on grass and insects.

thirteen lessons learned about what is necessary and what is not necessary in chicken coops

thirteen lessons learned about what is necessary and what is not necessary in chicken coops

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