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what to do with an old laying hen

What To Do With An Old Hen Who Has Stopped Laying Eggs

Raising chickens does eventually come with deciding what to do with a hen who has stopped laying eggs. There are several options, and your choice may depend on your situation. Farmers are not always as inclined to keep non-laying hens…
how to keep the chicken water clean

7 Tips To Keep Your Chicken’s Water Clean

Chickens are not known for being clean creatures at all. They will just walk and poop into and on everything that they can, even if it’s their food or their water or wherever they sleep. They just don’t care. Trying…
can you mix different chicken breeds

Is Mixing Chicken Breeds Bad? (Pros & cons)

Raising chickens is always an exciting adventure, and having a flock of feathered friends that have different looks and personalities can mean even more entertainment, as well as a variety of egg colors and sizes. So, if you’re wondering, is…
how often should you clean a chicken coop

How Often Should You Clean Out A Chicken Coop?

Cleaning the chicken coop is a yucky job but a necessary one, as it can harbor some nasty smells and bacteria, like ammonia and salmonella, over time. When dust, dirt, cobwebs and chicken feces start to add up in the…
how many time a day should you feed chickens

How Many Times A Day Should I Feed My Chickens?

Feeding chickens doesn’t need to be complicated. However, it is very important for your egg quality and quantity. One adult hen can eat around a ¼ lb of nutrient-rich poultry feed every day, and surely they could eat more if…

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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…