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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.


My Hens Are Laying Fewer Eggs—What Should I Do?
Don’t be alarmed if your chickens’ egg counts dropped. Here are seven reasons egg-laying can diminish.


3 Scenarios Where Backyard Roosters Won’t Work
Roosters can be feisty creatures—and sometimes in a small backyard flock, they can be hard to manage.


Moving? 6 Ways to a Fresh Start In an Existing Coop
Protect your chickens during moving day by cleaning out their new home so leftover pests and diseases from the former tenants don’t make them sick.


Chickens Won’t Eat Everything …
Despite their voracious appetites, there’s a short list of things that your masters of pest control will not eat. Top of the list: ants.


About the Blogger

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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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