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Chicken Quarters Blog Archive


When Pecking Orders Collide
As the chicks and hens mingle for the first time, the whole flock is left to negotiate their new roles.


3 Hang-Ups in Moving Chicks Outside
As a preparation junky, I find the unsettled time between the chicks living in the brooder and integrating with the flock hard to navigate.


Why You Need to Inspect Your Flock Today
By regularly observing your hens and using proactive healthcare, you can prevent major illness in the coop.


How to Let Your Backyard Chickens Forage
My new chicks love munching on our yard’s clover, but there are other ways you can let your flock free-range.


Breaking Broody
By introducing our new chicks to flock this week, we broke our hen Helen of her bad brooding habit.


Chick in Distress
Peace, the runt of our new flock, needs a little extra TLC.


Chicks Week 1: Feeding and Heating Urgencies
When your chicks arrive at the post office, you must work quickly to get them food and warmth.


Circle of Life: It’s Smaller with an Urban Flock
Death is a reality on any farm—but when your flock size is limited, it can be a heavy blow.


3 Ways to Help Chickens Beat the Heat
Heat-stroke susceptible chickens will thank you for these treats—including a homemade electrolyte recipe—to keep them cool in sweltering summer temps.


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Keeping City Chickens
Thinking about getting chickens? Here’s what you should know before you build the coop.

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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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