Beginner’s Guide to Chicken-Keeping

Beginner's Guide to Chickens
Right off the bat, let me just say… chickens rock. I have owned chickens for years… Chickens are a joy and I can’t imagine not having them. However, believe me… as a chicken keeper who has learned the hard way… There are things I wished I would’ve known during my beginner’s poultry experience that could have saved me lots of work and trouble… Chicken keeping doesn’t have to be hard or complicated… but it definitely can be. In this guide, I have included some basic chicken-keeping tips and info to hopefully help make your beginning experience with chickens a good one… So here’s to simplicity and happy, healthy chickens!

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Cheap, Easy Ways to Bust Birdie Boredom!

Above: My flock in the coop on a cold, snowy day

Boredom is a common problem for chickens… Not only are chickens are susceptible to it, but bored birds cause mischief… Which can be anything from egg-eating and plucking one another’s feathers out to digging potholes in the run and removing bedding from the nest boxes. 😧 Bored chickens cause extra trouble and work. 🙁 However, more critically, long term birdie boredom leads to excessive stress (which often leads to health problems), canibalism and reduced egg production. In this article, I include some tips on how to help bust birdie boredom! Continue Reading

Basic Guide On Chick Care

Chick Care: How to care for baby chickens

Whether you’re hatching your own or buying from the local feed store, new chicks can be loads of fun and excitement. However, chicks, like all animals, have basic needs and the early stages of an animal’s development are critical for its long-term health. This guide is intended to quickly walk you through the basics and prepare you so you (and your little peeps!) can get the most out of the experience…

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