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insulate chicken coop for winter

Should You Insulate Your Chicken Coop? (Winterizing guide)

A chicken coop should be a place of protection, comfort and warmth. Especially during the winter! Preparing yourself and your chooks for the harsh elements of the colder months can be stressful. While nature gifted our chickens with feathers for…
Are Hens Happier with a Rooster?

How Long Can A Rooster Live For?

Roosters are just like any other creature or living thing on earth, eventually, their life will run their course. I know that I’ve found myself wondering how long a rooster’s lifespan is, especially when I have one shipped to me…
What causes eggs to have no shell?

Why Does My Chicken’s Egg Have No Shell?

Many new chicken raisers become concerned when one of their hens produces a soft-shelled or shell-less egg. If this happens to you, try not to panic! These things do happen and there certainly are explanations for them, usually reversible and…
what is best: chickens pellets or crumbles?

What Is Better For Chickens? Pellets Or Crumbles?

When it comes to feeding chickens, there are two different kinds of feed you will find available: pellets and crumbles. Chickens will eat either one of them and they have very similar ingredients. Whether you are new to raising chooks…

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do chickens need a coop

Can Chickens Survive Without a Coop?

Raising chickens can be a very rewarding pursuit. But buying and installing a coop can be a significant expense. So, will your chickens be able…