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Chicken Keeping Basics - Backyard Chicken Keeping

Chickens...I believe that EVERYONE who has even a postage-stamp-size yard can easily raise chickens. They make wonderful additions to your family, add fertilizer to your garden, eat bugs, weeds and seeds, AND they give you healthy eggs just about every day.These are our pets however so they live the...More...

Types of Chicken Breeds for Chicken Coops

When raising chickens you must first decide whether you want them for laying eggs, meat or for both purposes. This is because some chickens are better meant for one thing than the other things. A breed may lay eggs great, but not provide you with much meat when butchered....More...

Hatching Eggs

There is only two ways you can hatch chicken eggs and that is the natural way, under a broody hen and the artificial way, in an incubator. The natural way is hard to maintain mainly because you will have to have a broody hen who is laying the eggs you want to hatch and of course broody hens can be t...More...

Chicken Breeds Varieties - What Breeds of Chickens Should You Raise?

Contrary to popular belief there are a variety of breeds to choose from when you decide to raise your own chickens. Though a hen may seem healthy their egg laying capacity may be low while other hens can produce eggs daily. Before deciding which you should raise you should ask yourself a few determi...More...

Tips on How to Check Your Rabbit's Health

Rabbits are one of the well-loved and preferred pets of both adults and children because they are adorable and cute. However, it is not that easy to care and to keep rabbits at home because apart from providing them quality shelter, you need to ensure they are healthy always....More...

How to Care For and Raise Your Own Baby Chickens

You have no doubt seen the cute little fuzzy baby chickens sold at Easter.They are so cute and almost irresistible.You hold them in your hand and they make chirping noises.How can you resist? If you have the space and decide to take the plunge then you need to be prepared for your new little pets....More...

The Truth About Pigs

Pigs are portrayed as dirty, lazy, dumb animals that will eat anything. Cartoons and media have had a field day as painting them in this light but... the truth is totally different from the myth....More...

Why Keep Backyard Chickens?

The reasons for keeping backyard chickens are many and varied, ranging from the entirely practical to the ethical and philosophical. This article outlines some of the main reasons you might like to keep chickens....More...

Raising Chickens - Dealing With the Legal Issues

In this article, I would like to talk about the very first thing you need to understand for raising chickens in your house. When it comes to raising chickens, the first thing you have to come across is whether you should actually keep chickens. Chickens can be very colorful, moving lawn ornaments. T...More...

How to Identify Chicken Diseases

Being able to identify most common chicken diseases, is a bonus for all chicken keepers, as prevention is always better than cure. This article covers the most common diseases and helps you to identify them....More...

Keeping Chickens - 6 Points You Need to Consider

Before keeping chickens, you must give special attention to chicken legality, hen housing, cleaning, death, parenthood and cost when raising chickens. Having pet chickens is a challenging but rewarding hobby....More...