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Are Chickens Good Pets?

Are Chickens Good Pets?

  Other Reading: What To Feed Chickens Treats For Backyard Chickens Maat van UitertMaat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the…

Can Chickens Lay Eggs Without A Rooster?

Can Chickens Lay Eggs Without A Rooster?

A very common question I get about backyard chickens is “Can chickens lay eggs without a rooster?”  Now, if you’ve asked yourself this question (or a similar question about chickens laying eggs), and you are still confused, or if you’ve asked someone else, and they’ve laughed at you mercilessly, don’t worry. So, can chickens lay…

How Long Do Chickens Live — The Million Dollar Question

How Long Do Chickens Live — The Million Dollar Question

A question I frequently get from readers is “How long do chickens live?” So, how long? While on average chickens live about 8 years, chicken lifespans depend on a lot of factors, including breed, quality of life, and environment. There’s also the little fact that many chickens people raise are intended to be food – and you can…