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7 Culprits of Weak-Shelled Eggs
Every now and then, you get a bad egg—or a weak one. Here’s why your chickens’ egg shells might be a bit thin.


Gardening with Chickens
Keeping chickens contained to where you need their garden "help” takes some strategic planning.


3 Reasons to Stop Using Chicken Wire
For the safety of your flock, do not use chicken wire in your coop design as a way to keep predators out or chickens in.


5 Ways to Spruce Up an Aging Coop
Giving your coop added curb appeal will make your chickens happy and satisfy your desire to beautify your backyard.


Save Money On Chicken Feed This Spring
Free-range your chickens or offer them other dietary options once the weather warms to limit their feed intake—and costly feed bills.


4 Ways to Beat Mites Naturally
Avoid pest treatments intended for household pets, and turn to these natural remedies to keep your flock mite-free.


Give Your Flock Space to Bathe
Help your hens’ hygiene by providing a dust-bath space solely dedicated to let them clean up and get some R&R.


Easy-to-Peel Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs
Clean the shell off your Easter eggs without the hassle using this simple preparation method.


5 Ways Chickens Are Entertaining
With chickens’ ornery, often vocal ways, there’s never a dull moment when you keep an urban flock.


4 Tips For Selling Backyard Eggs
If you have an egg surplus from your backyard flock, consider expanding your market beyond friends and family.


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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