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In her new book "How to Speak Chicken," Melissa Caughey shares fun and true facts about backyard chickens.
Your chicken flock may be saying more than you think!
Every animal has its own way of communicating and if we pay attention, we can figure out what they’re telling us. Melissa Caughey went a step further. The Massachusetts chicken owner has...
Follow this essential advice when starting out your first chicken flock.
Winterizing your chicken house before the snow flies helps your chickens (and you!) weather the cold.
Meet the chicken: a versatile farm animal, pet, and food provider.
With a rooster in the barnyard, you don't need an alarm clock
It may seem crazy, but I love the sound of roosters crowing. At one time, we had three roosters sounding off each morning. That was a bit much, especially when they started at 4 a.m. Poultry...
Let them eat whenever they want, or keep the feeding under control.
There is no right method for getting the chickens fed. Do what works for you and your birds. Auburn University Extension Poultry Specialist Joe Hess says chickens only eat when they need to....
If you don't have a hen to sit on the eggs, you'll need an incubator
Broody hens will sit on eggs no matter what in their quest to become mothers. Sometimes you have a hen that won’t sit on her eggs and if you can’t do anything to encourage her, you'll...
Make chickens comfortable when they go for a ride
When you order a batch of chicks, they usually come from the hatchery to the post office in a cardboard box with air holes. Transporting them safely is always a concern. Extension Poultry...
Whether you’re thinking cattle, goats, sheep or chickens, it's important to learn about the spacial and nutritional requirements for each species. Here are some quick facts to help you decide...