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Chicken Vocabulary: Bone up on all the chicken terms

When we first started learning about chickens, I remember being downright fascinated with all the chicken terms and vocabulary that comes along with this fun hobby! Now that we’ve been raising them for close to a decade, these terms are all so commonplace I hardly think of them at all. That is, until I realized …

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Chicken Bullies and Proven Tactics to Stop the Pecking

Are you having problems with one your hens getting picked on? Is she missing feathers on her back even to the point of being bloody? These could be signs that you have chicken bullies on your hands. Chicken bullying can be a really frustrating problem, but it’s one you don’t have to live with. We’ll …

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Is your chicken lonely? Why you should never raise one lone chicken

One is the loneliest number even in the world of chickens. Chickens have a social order within their flock that is much like a family.  Each chicken takes on a role in the flock, which is the basis for the pecking order.  This starts even as chicks and once established, makes for a peaceful coop. …

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Boredom Busters: A Dozen Ways to Entertain Your Chicken Flock

We all know how curious chickens are and these fine-feathered beauties need a little help in keeping themselves out of mischief. Try these boredom busters to keep your chickens entertained! Bored chickens can cause all sorts of problems, from bullying and picking on each other, to destroying your gardens. It’s of the utmost importance to …

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