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Free Printable Chicken Themed Valentines Cards

Free Printable Chicken Themed Valentines CardsDo you love making your own valentines like we do?  We are here to make sharing your love of chickens easy! Click the button below to open a PDF of our cute Val-hen-tines cards and print them out.  Cut...

Keeping Roosters

Roosters, or rather one rooster, can be a great addition to a backyard flock…if you are allowed to have them. Many cities do not allow roosters because of their noise (a rooster’s crow is 100dB from 1 meter away).

If you are allowed to keep a rooster, there are many benefits for your flock…

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Purée Recipe

Learn how to make an easy pumpkin purée to use the insides of a pumpkin when you carve it, or have a pumpkin just for baking. The purée is a treat your chickens will love, or the base of many delicious fall dishes and deserts.

Can Chickens Eat Pumpkins?

Can Chickens Eat Pumpkins?

Can chickens eat pumpkins? Yes! Pumpkins are a great treat for chickens that provide vitamins A & E, Potassium, Zinc and other health benefits. Fed in moderation, your flock will love these delicious pumpkin treats.

Molting Chickens

Molting Chickens

You may be wondering why your chickens have been losing so many feathers. Often, this is normal, and it just means your chickens are molting!
Molting is the regular shedding and growth of new feathers. As feathers become worn, they fall out (molt) and new, healthy feathers grow in to replace the old. This typically happens on a large scale in the fall, after a chicken is a year old.

Recommended Books

Congratulations! You have decided to learn to raise chickens, garden, homestead, live more sustainably…but where do you start?
In effort to help you with easy chicken raising and easy gardening, we have done the research for you!

This is a living list of books we recommend about how to raise chickens, how to start a garden, food systems, composting, permaculture and other topics important to us and relevant to Coops and Gardens.

Beak Injuries in Chickens

Beak Injuries in Chickens

Beak injuries are common among chickens and are generally the result of fighting with a predator or another chicken, trying to flee from a scary situation, or just a clumsy chicken doing everyday tasks.

Every so often, you may find one of your chickens has hurt their beak; you may see blood, the beak broken off completely or chipped, or discoloration indicating a bruise (like Margo’s beak in the picture above).




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