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On the rural southwest Virginia road where my wife, Elaine, and I live, a number of folks raise chickens. Understandably, then, it’s common for us to exchange information on how our respective flocks are doing. So, several months ago, I wasn’t surprised to receive a frantic call from a neighbor that “some hawk is eating […]Read more »
by Liz Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop We’ve only had chickens while living in the city so I have no actual experience with raising them in the country except what I’ve garnered from those who do. I can give you our experiences and my educated guess at comparisons! Run Decor Our chicks […]Read more »
Whether chickens free-range or are primarily confined to the coop and run, protecting them from predators can be one of the most challenging aspects of backyard chicken-keeping. An awareness of coop security basics goes a long way towards keeping backyard pets safe from unwelcome, hungry visitors 1. Don’t allow Chickens to Roost Outside Chickens are […]Read more »