backyard chickens

Where to buy Backyard chickens

If raising or keeping backyard hens is a dream you are now ready to realize, you’re definitely in for a great adventure. After doing all the research, selecting a coop, and feed for your bird, you are probably at the stage of acquiring a little flock of your own.  As an aspiring owner of backyard […]

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Can backyard chickens kill snakes?

Though they are not exactly sparring for a fight, adult chickens are known to take on snakes and win. Attacking and killing snakes is not unusual for chickens and other flightless birds that nest on the ground. Chickens and other birds protect their roost and eggs from snakes by pecking them to death. Chickens will […]

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11 Christmas Gifts for Backyard Chicken Keepers

Share festive cheer with owners of backyard hens with this selection of cheerful, charming, and totally chicken-related gifts! Owners of backyard hens are all about the flock they lovingly care for, so they will be excited and appreciative of gifts that show you understand their passion! What better way to thank them for all those […]

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Can chickens eat frozen peas? ( Facts you should know )

You’ll be relieved to know that frozen peas are completely safe for chickens to eat. In fact, a serving of frozen peas will be a refreshing treat for your hens on a hot day.    It can be hard to keep up with what chickens can and can’t eat. Read on for a quick and handy […]

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Can chickens eat fat balls? ( Is it good for them )

If you are wondering whether your chickens can eat the traditional fat ball treats that are fed to birds and poultry, the answer is yes, but as with all matters of a hens diet, moderation is key! What are fat balls? Fat balls like Feldy High Energy Chicken Pecker Balls are a high-energy treat for […]

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can chickens eat flies

Do chickens eat flies ( What about other insects as well? )

So, do chickens eat flies? Flies are generally fine for your backyard hens. Chickens love to tuck into crunchy protein-rich insects like flies. A backyard with fragrant hens and lots of poo in the summer is likely to attract a tasty winged snack or two, and your girls are probably eating all sorts of flies without […]

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Wooden Chicken Coop ( FULL REVIEW Lenham Coops )

This large chicken coop from Omlet, is easy to assemble, easy to clean, and hands-down the best pre-made chicken coop we’ve encountered. In this article we’ll cover each of the Lenham Chicken Coop’s features so you can decide whether or not it’s a good fit for your backyard flock.  🇬🇧 Availability is from Omlet’s Warehouse […]

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Keeping Backyard Chickens | 7 Pros & Cons to consider

Getting some chickens sounds like an amazing idea and can provide a real slice of the agrarian lifestyle in even the most urban of environments. However, before you take the plunge and get your muck boots and grain bucket, it is well worth pausing considering whether keeping backyard chickens are a good fit for your […]

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Do Chicken Coops Need Heat? ( Temperatures & Heater Options )

Chickens are generally quite well adapted to deal with varying temperatures and can cope with colder temperatures much easier than a human can.  In fact, chickens are better suited to dealing with cold weather than they are warm temperatures, however, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t consider their wellbeing over the cold winter months.  This then […]

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Cheap Chicken Runs | Top 3 Backyard chicken runs

Chicken runs are a crucial item needed to ensure that your chickens have enough room to roam around and exercise but also so that they can do so safely.  We appreciate not all backyard chicken owners have the option to let their chickens roam freely, this can either be the result of a lack of […]

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metal chicken run

Metal Chicken Run | Top 3 Chicken Runs

One of the most important factors that you need to consider when choosing a chicken run is how suitable the materials are.  Ideally, a chicken run will be a solid structure that not only gives your chickens space to roam around freely without the possibility of them escaping but also one that stops anything else […]

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Chickens Roosting

Chicken Roost Spacing (How Much Space Do Each Bird Need?)

A roost is an essential living requirement for your chicken’s environment and providing a roost that gives your chickens enough space to feel safe and comfortable is a task that should not be overlooked.  A chicken needs roost space off the ground so that they can feel safe from predators and also have a comfortable […]

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