How Chickens Mate?

How chickens mate? If human beings mated like chickens, it would be strange. There is a no romance involved. The interesting thing about being on a farm is that you can witness animals mating, including chicken. However, how exactly do chickens mate? The Chicken Mating Dance Chicken mating begins in a mating dance. The make chicken or the rooster circles a hen while dashing his feet and his wings extended down. It is his method of propositioning the[…]

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Will Chickens Eat Mice

Will chickens eat mice – a common question asked by those people who are really interested to know more about the foods eaten by their chicken. Well, chickens are animals that will eat everything and mice are not exempted. Chickens will eat mice, but not always. I have seen mice run right by a chicken and it did not even look twice. I have also witnessed two chickens absolutely destroy a mouse that wandered in[…]

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Can Chickens Swim?

New to backyard barnyard living, are you raising chickens? If you are have you asked yourself “can chickens swim”? Funny yes and may not have been the first thing you asked yourself but there is an answer to this question. Can Chickens Swim Yes, your chicken can swim. Now it’s not a great idea to go out and start throwing your chickens in the swimming pool. Water is not a chicken’s natural habitat, but they[…]

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What Kind of Chickens Should I Raise?

Backyard barnyards are popping up in all types of neighborhoods. Many local communities will allow for a small chicken roost in the backyard. Before you venture out and buy many different types of chickens, check with your local zoning and HOA for rules and regulations. So let’s say all works out and you can have chickens. If you’ve never had chickens it’s important to know that not all chickens are the same. So depending on what you[…]

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How to Treat an “Eggbound” Chicken

  An eggbound chicken is never a good thing, either for you or the chicken. Before you actually try this method, you have to know what an eggbound chicken is and if your chicken actually is eggbound. If you believe your chicken is eggbound, make sure you are handling her carefully during the entire process. What is an Eggbound Chicken? A hen does not always have the energy and strength to push out her egg.[…]

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What Nоt To Feed Сhісkеnѕ

Chickens саn еаt almost аnуthіng. One оf thе mаіn reasons for keeping сhісkеnѕ is thаt thеу аrе great fоrаgеrѕ аnd wіll kеер уоur gаrdеn frее оf іnѕесtѕ, grubѕ аnd mоѕt pests. Thеу lоvе wоrmѕ mоrе thаn аnу оthеr fооd! But thеrе аrе still some foods that are hаrmful tо сhісkеn hеаlth аnd аrе to be аvоіdеd at аll costs. Knowing what to fееd сhісkеnѕ аnd whаt nоt tо feed сhісkеnѕ is vеrу important. Buуіng рrореr[…]

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Can Chickens Fly?

Can chickens fly? It’s a pretty common misconception that chickens can’t fly. You may not see them soaring through the sky like eagles, but it is true that chickens are capable of limited flight. If you are keeping chickens, this shouldn’t worry you too much. Chickens may be physically capable of flying short distances, but they aren’t very adept at it. Can Chickens Fly? Your average chicken can make it into a tree to roost[…]

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Should I Feed My Chickens Scratch Grains?

Scratch grains are both a feeding method as well as a type of feed. The method involves scattering your chicken’s feed on the ground, which encourages them to scratch at the ground with their feet to reveal the food. Chicken Scratch Feed Some of the best type of food to use for this method is whole grains and coarsely cracked grains. They are thick and large enough for the chickens to find but won’t blow[…]

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Cheap, quick, and easy chicken coop

This year we decided to do a run of cornish-rock chickens to put in the freezer. For this project we needed to build a cheap chicken coop. We usually don’t raise chickens for butcher, although we keep plenty of egg layers around. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, getting a pen and house put together, seeing as how we may not want to do it again. So I am going to share[…]

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Egg production in hot weather

Egg production in hot temperatures. My wife commented on the slow down in egg production the other day. I started to look into it and find out what was wrong. They get proper food and water, and there has been no change to their environment. Then it dawned on me

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