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Chickens are wonderful at cleaning up kitchen scraps, but there are a few things that may make your flock sick.

What NOT to Feed Chickens

Chickens are wonderful at cleaning up kitchen scraps, but there are a few things that may make your flock sick.

Chicken coop made from pallets by myrtle

Alternative Gardning: Chicken coop made from pallets. Make sure the Pallets are Heat Treated, they will have an HT on them. Do not use Chemical Treated or Pallets that do not have a marking.

Meat consumption in the United States has been on a decline over the last decade. Multiple factors have contributed to this change such as perceived health rusks associated with red meat consumption. As a result, many consumers have switched to poultry has a healthier source of animal protein. Although consumer trends have changed, the market […]

If you're planning on raising livestock (whether backyard suburban chickens or free range cattle) get the info you need to choose the best meat to raise re: ratio for food, shelter, length of time to table, etc. The infographic compares different livestoc

Heating chicken coop

Building a Chicken Coop - Heating chicken coop Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.

Raising backyard poultry is fairly simple, but there are several chicken keeping supplies we could never live without.

7 Chicken Keeping Supplies We Couldn't Live Without

Good read and ideas = Raising backyard poultry is fairly simple, but there are several chicken keeping supplies we could never live without.

Silkie chickens make a wonderful addition to any backyard flock. They're a favorite breed all around the world.

Breed Profile: Silkie Chicken

Breed Spotlight: The Silkie Chicken. These extraordinary creatures are a wonderful addition to any backyard flock, and they have some surprising characteristics!

A healthy bird is alert and active, eating and drinking throughout the day with periods of dust bathing, reclining and resting mid-afternoon. A healthy bird should not sit in the same spot for hours at a time or fail to move when approached.

Chicken Checkup: DIY Physical Exam

A healthy bird is alert and active, eating and drinking throughout the day with periods of dust bathing, reclining and resting mid-afternoon. A healthy bird should not sit in the same spot for hours at a time or fail to move when approached.

Sick chicken

When it comes to your chickens’ health, providing a safe, clean, predator-proof environment for your flock and making sure they have access to nutritious feed and fresh water go a long way.

Bacteria That Can Make Chickens Sick

4 Bacteria that Make Chickens Sick

Bacteria that make chickens sick can come from many sources. Bringing in new flock members, wearing shoes to another poultry farm and then into your coop,

How to care for a sick chicken

Chicken First Aid Kit & Sick-Bay. Be prepared.

Finding a trained poultry veterinarian or any vet who will agree to treat chickens is extremely difficult, if not impossible and nothing leaves a chicken keeper feeling more helpless than not knowing how to help a sick flock member.

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won't Read in Books | ImaginAcres

10 Things about Raising Chickens You Won't Read in Books

Before we brought home our chicks, we researched for months. We’d read every book we could get our hands on and scoured the backyard chickens website

The thought of surviving winter with chickens doesn't have to send chills up your spine. There  are only two things that are critical to a backyard flock in cold temperatures: access to water and a dry coop.

Surviving Winter with Chickens

The thought of surviving winter with chickens doesn't have to send chills up your spine. There are only two things that are critical to a backyard flock in cold temperatures: access to water and a dr(Chicken Backyard Water)

In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. Winter care of ducks isn't hard, but it does change a bit during the cold season!

Your Winter Duck Coop: Keeping Ducks in Cold Weather

In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. Winter care of ducks isnt hard, but it does change a bit during the cold season!

There are chicken supplies (feed, bedding) and then there are *chicken supplies. The things that I've learned to keep on hand all the time, just in case.

Chicken Supplies I Always Keep in the Coop

There are chicken supplies (feed, bedding) and then there are *chicken supplies. The things that I& learned to keep on hand all the time, just in case.

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When it comes to your chickens health providing a safe clean predator-proof environment for your flock and making sure they have access to nutritious feed and fresh water go a long way.