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The Chicken Chick® · 4W ago

Why Nesting Material Matters for Backyard Chickens

Most of us never think about the purpose of nest box material for our backyard chickens, but the topic deserves some consideration because most of us are getting it wrong. The purpose of nes...
The Chicken Chick® · 1M ago

The Effects of Mint on Chickens, Flies and Rodents in the Chicken Yard

No shortage of articles circulate online regarding the use of mint with backyard chickens, but how much faith should you place in those claims when the health and well-being of your pet chic...
The Chicken Chick® · 2M ago

Chickens Don't Have Teeth and More Fun Digestion Facts!

I'LL TAKE THAT TO-GO How do chickens eat without teeth and why don't they have teeth? The answers relates to their unfortunate status as prey animals. Being near the bottom of the food chai...
The Chicken Chick® · 2M ago

Handling and Storage of Fresh Eggs from Backyard Chickens

The debate about the handling and storage of fresh eggs from backyard chickens is alive and well. I could present you with the history of egg sanitation practices in the United States and Eu...
The Chicken Chick® · 3M ago

The Effect of the Solar Eclipse on Chickens

On August 21, 2017, countless chickens on earth will experience a total eclipse of the sun for the first and only time in their lives. The period of time during which the moon will cover the...
The Chicken Chick® · 3M ago

Tips for the Care of Crested Chicken Breeds

Sometimes being a fancy chicken isn't all it's cracked up to be. With showy poofs of feathers on their heads, crested chickens often encounter daily challenges other breeds do not. A chicken...
The Chicken Chick® · 4M ago

The Right Way to Hold & Handle a Chicken

Yes, Virginia, there really is a right way to hold a chicken. Is it always necessary to hold a chicken correctly? No, but every chicken keeper should be aware of the proper method and use it...
The Chicken Chick® · 4M ago

Holy Cow, I'm a Beekeeper!

I never planned to raise chickens or bees, yet here I sit, a card-carrying chicken junkie and a brand new beekeeper! I felt fairly prepared for my first flock of chickens before they arrived...
The Chicken Chick® · 5M ago

Chicken Picking Causes and Solutions

Feather and skin picking is a serious problem behavior exhibited by chickens under stress. If the stress is not identified and alleviated, feather picking can degenerate into a flock-wide pr...
The Chicken Chick® · 6M ago

Mealworms by the Pound & Sweet PDZ GIVEAWAY at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop #236

Welcome to my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to enter the giveaway, hop from one fantastic blog article to another and share links from your blog if you have one! GIVEAWAY!...