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Chicken Keeping

  • 5 Daily Chicken Activities

    Your backyard chickens have a life of their own. Watch closely to see your chickens’ daily routine in action.

  • 5 Funky Eggs You Can Still Eat

    The eggs found in your backyard coop aren’t always as perfectly formed as the ones in the farmers’ market carton. Discover what’s causes these egg oddities.

  • 6 Reasons to Think Twice About Urban Pigs

    The idea of home-raised bacon might seem like a dream come true, but are you up for the reality of raising pigs in the city?

  • 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.

  • 8 Tips for Layer Production and Health

    Keep your layer chickens healthy and get quality eggs with these tips for chicken care.

  • A Rooster’s Fate

    Modern chicken-keeping practices in the U.S. do little for the future of majestic roosters.

  • Chicken Anatomy 101

    Use these diagrams to help you learn more about hen and rooster anatomy.

  • Chicken Stats

    Use these quick facts to better understand how your chickens operate.

  • Common Chicken Diseases

    Chicken problems can cause grief for chicken owners. Take these cues from a veterinarian on how to prevent disease in your flock.

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