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Informative Reading for Chicken Keepers

The primary reason for keeping chickens varies from household to household. But for most, keeping a few backyard hens for a daily supply of fresh eggs is preferred over raising meat birds.
Maybe you’re looking for pest & weed control, or want your very own fertilizer machine for your garden. Whatever your reason, we are here to help you raise a happy healthy flock from brooder to coop, and beyond.

FAQ’s • Informative Reading • Resource Directory • Coops & Set-up Ideas

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How To Choose The Perfect Egg Incubator (And Use It Properly)

In this guide we will share with you how to choose the perfect incubator. We will also walk you through the incubation process and hatching eggs… Continue Reading

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How Do Chickens Digest Food | Purina Animal Nutrition

How do chickens digest food? How does the chicken digestive system differ from a human’s? Learn how a hen’s feed and nutrition becomes an egg.

by Patrick Biggs, Ph.d
When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like a complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at the feeder? Read Article

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Hard to See Your Birds Behind Hardware Cloth?

A Tip for Better Visibility Into your Chicken Coop

Want to be able to see your chickens better when they are housed behind hardware cloth? Fact: chicken wire and hardware cloth on chicken coops lessens visibility, especially in broad daylight.

There’s a simple solution, paint it black! Not hard to do, just use a roller and flat black paint on at least the outside of the hardware cloth.
You’ll be amazed how much better you can see your birds.

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How To Keep Your Flock Safe from Possums

by The Happy Chicken Coop

Do opossums will eat chickens? In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.
Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need to know what you are up against. The possum is more correctly known as an Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) and it is Americas’ only marsupial animal. Continue Reading