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6 Ways to Banish Rodents from the Coop
A mouse in the coop is never a pleasant find. Keep the flock a hens-only club with these deterrent tips.


The Good, Bad and Ugly of Winter Chicken Keeping
Unpredictable weather patterns in temperate climates make winter flock care inconsistent at best. To keep your cool, practice flexibility.


How to Keep Chickens Warm on Frigid Nights
When the weather reaches sub-zero temperatures, your first instincts might not be what keeps your flock warm.


The Pullets are Laying Eggs
The pullets first eggs came earlier than expected, and soon enough, we’ll be up to our necks in eggs.


Keep Chickens Safe During Holiday Travels
It’s possible to take a winter holiday trip while still providing for your flock. Here are some helpful hints to consider when the chickens are home alone.


Awaiting First Eggs
As we await our pullets to lay their first eggs, we’re taking bets on what color eggs they will lay.


My Simple Solution to Coop Cleanup
Winter is a time to be especially diligent in removing soiled bedding from your coop. Here’s how I get the dreaded chore done quickly.


3 Tips to Keep Chickens Healthy This Winter
Chilly winds and a dormant yard can leave chickens cold and bored in the winter. Here’s what you can do to help keep them active and healthy nonetheless.


Chicken-Neighbor Relationships Take Time
Over the course of four years, we’ve come a long way with our flock—and the neighbors have started to warm up to them.


How to Prevent Parasites in Your Flock
Deter mites and lice from feasting upon your chickens and making them miserable by providing ways for your flock to stay clean and healthy.


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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