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Feeling Cooped Up
When winter storms hit this Kentucky urban farm, even the chickens came down with a case of cabin fever


Safety Check: 4 Water Sources for Your Chickens
Rest assured, you’ll keep your flock healthy and hydrated by quenching their thirst with one of these water sources.


How to Store Backyard Eggs
Washing eggs removes the membrane that protects it from contamination, so how you store your eggs will depend on whether you wash them.


4 Places to Buy Backyard Chickens
If you’re ready to keep chickens or want to add more birds to your flock, here are some of our favorite places to get them.


What Do I Do With Small Eggs?
Don’t get bent out of shape over small eggs. Experiment in the kitchen and make use of what your chickens give you.


6 Ways to Banish Rodents from the Coop
A mouse in the coop is never a pleasant find. Keep the flock a hens-only club with these deterrent tips.


The Good, Bad and Ugly of Winter Chicken Keeping
Unpredictable weather patterns in temperate climates make winter flock care inconsistent at best. To keep your cool, practice flexibility.


How to Keep Chickens Warm on Frigid Nights
When the weather reaches sub-zero temperatures, your first instincts might not be what keeps your flock warm.


The Pullets are Laying Eggs
The pullets first eggs came earlier than expected, and soon enough, we’ll be up to our necks in eggs.


Keep Chickens Safe During Holiday Travels
It’s possible to take a winter holiday trip while still providing for your flock. Here are some helpful hints to consider when the chickens are home alone.


About the Blogger

Rachel Hurd Anger - Chicken Quarters

Rachel Hurd Anger
Metropolitan living often means big dreams are short on space. On a small lot in Louisville, Ky., writer Rachel Hurd Anger is raising chickens, a rescue dog, two cats, and a family. Tales of her self-sustaining great-grandmothers awakened her inner chicken farmer, and now, her small flock charms her small space, as only they can do.


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