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6 Expectations For Seasonal Molt
Don’t be alarmed when your chickens start losing their yearly feathers—its startling but normal.


Choosing The Right Chicken Feed
Feed stores offer a handful of different options for meeting your flock’s nutritional needs, and this guide will help you select the correct one.


Botulism Poisoning In Chickens
Chickens can be affected by type C botulism, and if you suspect poisoning in your flock, call your vet immediately.


Have A Rooster Backup Plan
When buying chicks from your local feed store, you don’t always know what you’re going to get—and sometimes the batch includes roosters.


15 Terms Every Chicken Keeper Needs To Know
If you’re going to play the backyard-chicken game, you need to have the lingo down.


Salmonella: The Chicken-Kissing Disease?
While you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) keep your distance from your backyard flock, practice common sense so you don’t get sick.


The Mysterious Fairy Egg
My chicken laid an egg that’s off-the-charts tiny. The question is: Does it have a yolk?


There’s Never Been A Better Time To Raise Chickens
If you’ve noticed egg prices on the rise due to bird flu, maybe it’s time for you to start your backyard flock.


It’s Brooding Season
Broodiness is a natural instinct in hens—so while there’s no need to worry, you should be aware.


4 Ways To Keep Chickens Cool On Hot Summer Days
Help your chickens adapt to the heat of summer by offering them treats that keep them cool and offer a fluid boost.


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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