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Chicken Keeping

  • 11 Reasons to Keep Backyard Chickens

    Need a good reason to bite the bullet and build the backyard coop? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

  • 4 Places to Buy Backyard Chickens

    If you’re ready to keep chickens or want to add more birds to your flock, here are some of our favorite places to get them.

  • 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.

  • 5 Urban Farming Laws That Need to Change—Now!

    These city ordinances might sound ridiculous to urban farmers' ears, but they’re causing huge problems for city-based food producers.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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    Why I'm Getting Dirty: To provide for my family, to teach my children how to provide for themselves and that food doesn't have to come from the grocery store, to stay connected to the past. http://independencefarms.blogspot.com

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