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Hallmarks of a Happy Henhouse

Hallmarks of a Happy Henhouse

Your coop provides your flock with the safety and security they need to live happy, healthy lives. Without adequate shelter, chickens will be more prone to stress and less likely to produce large clutches of eggs. Likewise, it’s important that chicken owners do whatever they can to provide their flocks with the best living environments […]

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Safely Treating an Egg-Bound Hen

Safely Treating an Egg-Bound Hen

Have you noticed one of your hens waddling like a penguin? Is she going in and out of her nest box without laying? Is she struggling to defecate? Does her abdomen feel hard to the touch? Your hen may be egg-bound. This is a potentially life-threatening condition wherein an egg becomes trapped between the Uterus […]

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Integrating New Chickens Into Your Flock

Integrating New Chickens Into Your Flock

For those of us who already have an existing flock of chickens, planning to order more chicks can be a stressful thought, mainly because integrating new chicks into a flock can be a challenge if you don’t know what to do.     Here are some tips to make the integration process as smooth as […]

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To Wash or Not to Wash: The Great Debate

To Wash or Not to Wash: The Great Debate

As more and more have started raising small backyard flocks of fowl, a lively dispute has erupted over the merits of washing eggs. On one side of the isle, we have staunch no-washers who argue that cleaning eggs with water can actually invite harmful bacteria through the shell membrane. On the other side, we have […]

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Raising Chickens

5 Unexpected Benefits of Raising Chickens

When many homeowners decide to start raising a small flock of their own, they have one thing on their mind: Fresh, delicious eggs. While the eggs gathered from your hens will no doubt be far superior to anything you can find in a grocery store, eggs are just one of many great reasons to keep […]

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