Resource Library for Chicken Keepers

Ancestry
Chickens, History and Ancestry

Genetics
Poultry Genetics for Small & Backyard Flocks

Charts & Diagrams
Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal
Chicken Anatomy, Full Color
Chicken Combs and Wattles
Chicken Egg Color Chart
Chicken Feather Variations & Markings
Chicken Feeding Chart
Development of a Chick

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Raising Baby Chicks
Brooder to Coop, When?
Fecal Impaction & Baby Chicks
How to Care for your Mail Order Chicks
Raising Chicks
Solutions for Spraddle Leg
Starting Chicks, the First 60 Days
The My Pet Chicken Guide to Chicken Care, Chapter 4: Caring for baby chicks.
About the Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder
Controlling Heat in the Brooder

Broodies & Incubation
A Tip on Keeping Hens with Eggs or Chicks safe Among the Flock
BREAKING THE BROODY HEN
Broody Hens vs Incubators Pros & Cons
How to Incubate & Hatch Eggs
My Pet Chicken Guide to Incubation & Hatching
Working With Broody Hens
Expert Tips for Incubating Chicken Eggs.
Caring for Broody Hens | The Chicken Chick
How to Choose the Perfect Incubator

The Chicken Chick®

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Feeding Chickens
All About Feeders
Feeding Chickens Rolled Oats
Feeding Chickens, Standard Diet
Feeding Hemp Seed
Fresh Food List for Chickens
Toxic Food List for Chickens
Feeding & Watering Chickens
Feeding Chickens at Different Ages
How Do Chickens Digest Food?

Managing Eggs
Brittle Eggs
Cleaning Farm Eggs
Egg Problem Chart
Incubate & Hatch Eggs
Why Homegrown Eggs Are Better

Managing the Flock
Coop Building Plans
All About Molting
Backyard Chickens, Know What you’re Getting into
Can Chickens Fly?
Checklist for Chicken Coop
Chicken Keeping in Winter
Chicken TERMINOLOGY
City Chickens, Getting Started
The Chicken Chick®: Chicken Resources Directory
Chickens: Intervention and Management of Problematic Pecking
How Long Does a Chicken Live?
How Much Space Chickens Need
Understanding the Molting Process
Introducing New Chickens
Keeping Chickens Cool
Keeping Chickens in Excessive Heat
Nest Boxes, Bedding Types
Pecking Order
The Chicken’s Senses
How to Determine the Point of Lay | TBN Ranch.
Breaking the Broody Hen
Choosing a Drinker for your Flock
Identifying Chicken Predators AFTER They Attack
Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place
Clipping Chicken Nails
Winterizing the Chicken House
5 Different Types of Coop Heaters
Ways to Keep your Chickens Water from Freezing in Winter
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter
How to Keep your Chickens Safe from Possums
Pros & Cons of Keeping a Rooster
Ultimate Chicken Coop Guide
How to Humanely Euthanize a Chicken

Ordinances & Laws
Chicken Laws / Various States
City of Phoenix, AZ Municiple Code 8-7 Poultry & Rodents
Urban Chicken Keeping Laws

Poultry Health & Medical
About Worming Chickens
Backyard Biosecurity
Bumblefoot
Chicken First Aid Kit
Loss of Baby Chicks
Salmonella
Vaccination Programs for Chickens
Dosages of the Good Stuff… For Chicken with Parasites
Feather Loss
How To Treat Bumblefoot In Chickens – Hobby Farms

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How-To Videos
Clipping FLIGHT FEATHERS on Chickens
Sexing Chicks

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Introducing Chickens to an Existing Flock

Tips to Help Minimize the Drama

Haven’t ever brought new chickens to an existing flock? Well, this can be an experience you won’t forget any time soon.
Best to understand the pecking order now before you learn the hard way… Continue Reading

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My Successful Introduction of a New Pullet

The Step by Step Process of Introducing a New Chicken to an Existing Semi-Confined Flock

Anybody who raises chickens knows the drama of adding a new bird… and that’s where I am now.  My 2014 Silkie chicks have been in plain sight of an established flock since they were 7 weeks old. Does that mean they’ll all get along? Heck no! Continue Reading

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers | July 2017

Collected articles from across the web written by chicken keepers, for chicken keepers. Our archive library is growing thanks to the dedication of so many folks willing to share their knowledge.

Catch up on more informative reading, visit Article Archives, always available on our menu bar.

July 2017

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Perch Importance: Chickens Need A Good Roost To Sleep
How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps – Countryside Network
Sick Chick: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter | Backyard Poultry

Polish Chickens
Tick Control: How a Flock of Chickens May Be Your Best Bet
Quick Ideas for the Best DIY Chicken Treats
Quiet Chickens – What Breeds to Choose in the Suburbs – Timber Creek Farm
Feather Loss – Health and Common Diseases – The Chicken Vet – Home of the healthy chickens

 

New Chicken Keeping Articles | July 14, 2016

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers is an updated collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.

Have an article to submit? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com with ARTICLE SUBMISSION on the subject line.

July 14, 2016
Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run –
20 Stunning Chicken Coop Designs For Your Lovely Birds | The Poultry Guide
Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens
4 Chicken Runs and Coops Built From Recycled Materials – Countryside Network
Everything You Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars

Feature Articles

DIY Chicken Swing
by Attainable Sustainable
Make a DIY chicken swing from items you probably already have on hand. Instant entertainment for you AND your hens!
DIY Chicken Swing – Attainable Sustainable

Coops with Personality
21 Positively Dreamy Chicken Coops

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New Articles for Chicken Keepers | March 26, 2016

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers is an updated collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.
Have an article to submit? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com with ARTICLE SUBMISSION on the subject line.

New Articles | March 25, 2016
How Old is the Average Supermarket Egg? | Fresh Eggs Daily®
Cooking Eggs For Chickens | Backyard Poultry Magazine
Chicken Wire or Hardware Cloth for Coops – Timber Creek Farm
Secrets To Predator-Proofing Your Chicken Coop | Off The Grid News
Sick Chickens? Spot the Symptoms [Infographic] – Hobby Farms
Fox Deterrent | Nite Guard
Dominique Chickens: Heritage Poultry Breeds
Delaware | Whitmore Farm   About the Delaware Chicken
Barred Plymouth Rock Will Rock Your Flock – The Fowl Blog
How to Get Rid of Your Chickens’ External Parasites – For Dummies

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What’s New at TBN Ranch
Below is one of two coops that has been predator proofed, I’m confident there’s no chance of any predator ever getting inside. My once not so handy husband is turning into quite a hand! He’s not much into the chickens, but he was pretty upset about the coyote attack and this is what he did for our feathered family members. Coop is now raised 21″ high, and and has a solid wood floor. I dare even a tiny sparrow to find entry!

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This coop is where chicks go after they leave the brooder, they’ll stay here until they’re ready to join the flock at about four months old.

Piper and Cookie, a Standard Cochin and Buff Silkie are the only youngsters who survived the predator ordeal three weeks ago. They are from my Fall 2015 chicks, and although integrated into the existing flock, still stick together as best pals. So happy they still have each other. They’re inseparable, they even lay their eggs together!

I’ve said in the past to keep flock members that are all about the same size to minimize bullying… but I’m kinda sorta changing my mind about that. Piper is close to seven pounds and Cookie is barely a pound, no problems with the other lightweights in the flock either. However, let’s just say it’s always a good idea to keep in mind that sometimes size does matter in the chicken world.

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