Tag Archives: chicken

Wintertime Flock Nutrition

Wintertime Flock Nutrition. Feeding a Barred Rock hen by hand in winter.

Ah, ’tis the season…to chow down on every carb that’s not nailed down! Humans store energy during cold weather, but chickens actually crave more protein in their diet to get them through winter. While you’re shopping to stock up on pasta, grains and delicious baked goods, what kinds of feed and supplement are on your […]

Essential Winterizing Tips for your Chicken Coop

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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 […]

The American Poultry Industry: Red, White, and Bird

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This Fourth of July, celebrate America AND chicken. Take a second to learn about where the American poultry industry is and where it has come from!

All Cooped Up: Finding the Right Chicken Coop

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A brief guide on what you should expect to build or look for when either shopping for or constructing a chicken coop for your backyard chicken flock.

The Cochin’s Impact on Breeding and Poultry Farming

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Learn more about how the Cochin chicken’s arrival to Britain and the United States set the poultry farming on fire and sparked a worldwide poultry frenzy.

Silver Spangled Banner: An Intro to Hamburg Chickens

Hamburg Chickens one of the oldest breeds of domesticated poultry. Learn everything about their history, their purpose, or their beauty!