Backyard Chickens Might Give You Salmonella? Here’s Deets On The CDC Warning!
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Backyard Chickens Might Give You Salmonella? Here’s Deets On The CDC Warning!

The backyard chicken portion of the Internet has broken with the news that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued warnings that backyard chickens might be the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak.   In fact, the organization is warning chicken keepers to not kiss or hug their chickens for fear that you might…

The Best Bedding For Backyard Chickens [Podcast]
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The Best Bedding For Backyard Chickens [Podcast]

If you’ve ever asked yourself “what’s the best bedding for a chicken coop,” the first thing you should know is, for some reason, this is a very controversial topic in the chicken world. I think it is very interesting how people get emotional about something as simple as the best bedding for a chicken coop,…

6 Questions To Ask Before Getting Chickens [Podcast]
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6 Questions To Ask Before Getting Chickens [Podcast]

There’s no point in getting chickens if you’re not prepared…and preparation includes more than just buying a coop and some chicks.   Every year, I get messages from new chicken owners who got chicks at their local feed store….and they’re a bit over their heads.   There’s a consistent theme to their questions and concerns…

Preparing For Baby (Chicks, That Is!) [Podcast]
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Preparing For Baby (Chicks, That Is!) [Podcast]

Baby chick season is almost here….and they have special needs adult chickens don’t.   We are definitely getting chicks this spring (despite what my husband says!), and right now we’re busy preparing for their arrival.   Baby chicks are a needy bunch, and it’s best to be prepared before they show up on your doorstep…

Essential Oil Coop Sprays for Healthier Backyard Chickens [Podcast]
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Essential Oil Coop Sprays for Healthier Backyard Chickens [Podcast]

Using store-bought chemical cleaners in your coop is a recipe for disaster.   On our homestead, we try to stick with all-natural cleaners – who wants an egg full of toxins, right?   I’ve found that essential oils are a great natural alternative that promote a healthier living environment and might even help your chickens lay…