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Happy chickens are productive chickens. Keep your chickens active and amused with these suggestions for a chicken playground from author Liz Fulghum. Happy Chickens Chickens are happiest when they can cluck around during the day, free-ranging and foraging through mulch, leaves, and dirt for tasty bugs and seeds. But sometimes, to keep them safe or […]Read more »
As the snow begins to melt and the crocus start to push up through the earth, there’s no denying that Spring has finally come! It can be a very busy time of year as we rush to plant gardens, care for newly born animals and enjoy some extra outdoors time! But, spring is also an […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. We all have an interest in keeping our backyard chickens healthy and happy and making minor adjustments to various aspects of their care can have a significant impact on their health, egg production and longevity. Below are ten tips for improving the well-being of any flock. 1. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author I think every backyard chicken keeper can agree that chickens are beautiful! When the sun hits our French Black Copper Maran rooster, his black feathers glow in iridescent greens and blues that would give any exotic bird a run for its money. Their intricate patterns, brilliant colors and hundreds […]Read more »