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Mites and Backyard Chickens; Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Girl with Her Grandmother checking chicken for symptoms of lice and mites

Even a world-class poultry keeper can encounter infestations of lice and mites on their chickens. After all, these pests are everywhere and love to travel. For many, just the thought of these tiny intruders is enough to bring on itching. While some species will bite humans, they can be deadly for chickens. Early detection, eradication, […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Chicken’s Water Clean

A chicken prepares to drink clean water from a water dish in a chicken coop surrounded by wire fencing in backyard

Chickens are delightful pets to watch, care for, and spend time with. While your chickens may be happy to see you, they can effectively keep each other company if you don’t have time to hang out, and they produce a sometimes unseemly number of eggs. Unfortunately, they’re also somewhat untidy creatures and take a reasonable […]

5 Unusual Backyard Chicken Raising Tips

A couple with their baby girl raising chickens in their backyard

There are a lot of different things a homeowner can do with their backyard. You can turn it into a garden plot, a swimming pool, a playground for kids, or even an enormous zen rock garden if you want to. One of the most productive things you can do with your backyard, however, is raising […]

Essential Winterizing Tips for your Chicken Coop

Two chickens standing on their ramp exiting their coop deciding to go into the snow

The seasons are changing! As your chickens delight in scratching through drifts of colorful autumn leaves, happily snacking on insects and worms, you’re likely cleaning your gutters and performing all the usual pre-winter rituals involved in caring for your home. How about your chicken coop? Is your poultry palace ready for the shorter days and […]

Uncommon Chicken Eggs and Laying Patterns in Your Flock

weird chicken eggs

There really isn’t anything uncommon about uncommon looking eggs. Weird chicken eggs can be normal, or sometimes not, it’s up to you to know!

10 Coop Additions Your Flock Will Love

coop additions

Chickens and other backyard fowl don’t need much. Just make sure they have a clean and safe space with plenty of food and water and they’ll be happy.

Summer Solutions for Poultry Pests and Heat

winter

While the summer means fun in the sun, it does introduce new things like poultry pests and rising temperatures that can make make your flock uncomfortable.

Gardening with Poultry

gardening

If you have chickens on your farm, you may be surprised to learn that these guys, along with chickens, guineas and more, have quite the green thumb as well.

How to Choose the Right Chicken Coop

Choosing a chicken coop

With so many options, choosing a chicken coop can be stressful. Luckily, if you know your flock, it shouldn’t be that difficult to understand what’s best!