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The Chicken Chick® · 1d ago

The Shocking Effect of an Oatmeal Breakfast on Chickens

Every winter when the mercury dips, charming images of backyard chickens being fed a comforting-looking breakfast of oatmeal by their devoted caretakers on cold mornings begin appearing onli...
The Chicken Chick® · 2W ago

Monkey Bread Cupcakes (Cinnamon Sugar Pull-apart Bread)

Monkey bread cupcakes is the smell of Christmas morning in our house! If you've never had it, you don't know what you're missing. If you've never made it, it's time! Monkey bread is traditio...
The Chicken Chick® · 2W ago

Caring for Broody Hens in Extreme Cold

I received a sad and shocking message from a chickeneering friend in town this week; when he went to collect eggs mid afternoon, his favorite Silkie hen was in a nest box, deceased. Temperat...
The Chicken Chick® · 1M ago

DIY Sugar Scrub with FREE Printable!

My winter hands appreciate being treated to a decadent coconut oil sugar scrub occasionally, but the thrifty DIYer in me knew I could make it myself easily, so I experimented with a few simp...
The Chicken Chick® · 2M ago

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This recipe is pure comfort food coming straight at ya from Grandma Chicken Chick! My mom made this recipe for our family of 7 and it remains one of my all-time favorites to this day! When t...
The Chicken Chick® · 3M 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® · 3M 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® · 4M 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® · 4M 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® · 5M 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...