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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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Beautiful Chicken Photo Gallery

A Photo gallery of more than 300 pics of Beautiful Chickens

Have a Pic to Submit?

I’d like to start a TBN Ranch photo gallery of chickens from our followers, if you have a pic you’d like to submit send it to amyichi@yahoo.com and we’ll get this started!

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Controlling Brooder Temperature in Fall Weather

There’s no need to keep chicks inside your house, your chicks will fair quite well in cooler temperatures, but there are a few important rules to follow… Read Article

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Breed Focus: The Chantecler

The Chantecler originated in the Quebec Province of Canada and is a fine example of a dual-purpose breed. Brother Wilfred Chatelain first thought of the idea for the Chantecler when he was walking through the Oka Agricultural Institute’s poultry flocks, in Quebec, and realized there was no breed of chicken from Canada; all of the breeds being used in Canada originated in Europe or America. He wanted to create a breed of chicken that could stand the harsh climate of Canada, and that could be used for both egg and meat production. Continue Reading

If your’re interested in adding the Chantecler to your flock, My Pet Chicken occasionally has this breed.

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Source: Livestock Conservancy

 

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter

Learn how to keep your chickens warm during the winter. These handy tips will help your chicken coop thrive all winter long on your small farm.

By Lauren Arcuri / The Spruce
For new chicken owners, winter can be a scary time. You may be wondering if your chickens will be warm enough or if they will still keep laying eggs. Don’t worry—these tips will keep your hens happy and healthy in even the coldest months…. Continue Reading

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Causes and Solutions for Chickens Losing Feathers

by Treats for Chickens

Photo: This is “NoName” {she’s a hard molter} Talk about a bad feather day, eh?
Chicken feather loss and what looks like your chickens balding is a sad case of yearly molting. All chickens are going to go through molt differently but the causes of feather loss varies from chicken to chicken and coop to coop.  Alright, let’s get down to business. Your chickens losing feathers isn’t cool. Especially since this odd feather loss situation with molting takes place just as the temperatures drop and you’d be thinking that your chickens need their feathers for all sorts of reasons… like staying warm!  In order to get a handle on chicken feather loss we need to first identifying the correct and real underlying problem.  I put a shout out for questions on feather loss on Instagram and put together the most… Continue Reading