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Flowers and plants suitable for chickens

Flowers and plants suitable for chickens

Making sure your chickens are eating nutritiously is just as important as making sure we are eating nutritiously. Giving your flock access to highly nutritious chicken-friendly plants like herbs, veggies, and perennials can be an easy way for you to consume the...

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ACV with garlic for chickens

ACV with garlic for chickens

Garlic & Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural antibiotic that is popular amongst poultry keepers. It is an all-around remedy and now even a stronger immunity booster. Backyard Poultry farmers use apple cider vinegar as a tonic for their flock that may lower the pH...

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Can chickens eat corn?

Can chickens eat corn?

Winter is the perfect time to add corn to your flocks diet. Cracked corn is an important part of a chicken's diet but should be consumed in moderation or as a treat. Because it is high in calories, corn is best for your flock in Autumn and Winter and helps keep the...

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Can chickens eat pumpkin seeds?

Can chickens eat pumpkin seeds?

Chickens go crazy for pumpkin, probably because it’s so good for them. Fresh, cooked or dried are all fine. The flesh of pumpkins is full of vitamins A, B, and C. It’s also packed with zinc and potassium. All of these are key nutrients that your birds need, and may...

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Moulting Season

Moulting Season

Don't be alarmed if you start to see feathers on the ground and sometimes naked chooks at this time of year (end of summer, beginning of autumn). For backyard chickens, shorter days often signal time for a break. Birds may stop laying eggs, lose old feathers and grow...

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What is in an egg?

What is in an egg?

Keeping chickens can provide endless entertainment and they make great pets. But they also provide us with an amazing nutritious benefit - eggs! But what is in an egg? And are home raised really better than store bought?   Firstly let's look into what exactly an egg...

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Backyard Chicken Keeping Top Tips

Backyard Chicken Keeping Top Tips

➡️ New Chickens Give new chickens a week or so to learn they have a new home before allowing them to roam free. Talking to your chickens when giving them food or a treat is a great idea so they associate humans with good things. Chickens recognise 100+ faces! ➡️ Worms...

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