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6 Reasons to Keep Urban Chickens
On the fence about raising chickens in the city? Here’s why I think urban chicken-keeping is so great.


Two Flocks, One Coop
As the temperatures drop, my new and old flocks need to quickly learn to live in harmony in order to seek shelter from the cold.


6 Ways to Give Molting Hens a Protein Boost
As chickens go through their annual molt, provide them with extra protein that will help them grow healthy new feathers.


6 Ways to Safely Free-Range your Flock
Allow your chickens to be chickens by providing them security as they roam the yard.


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.


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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