Worming Your Backyard Chickens: Facts & Fiction [Podcast]
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Worming Your Backyard Chickens: Facts & Fiction [Podcast]

Let’s face it. If you have chickens, you probably have worms as well. When it comes to livestock, worms and a worming program are just a natural part of life. There’s a lot of information out there, so in this episode of What The Cluck?! we talk about the different traditional options, as well as natural…

Keep Your Chickens Safe On Halloween! [Podcast]
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Keep Your Chickens Safe On Halloween! [Podcast]

Halloween is a great time for humans, but it can be downright scary for backyard chickens. Kids, dogs, and candy can wreak havoc on your carefully-raised and tended hens, and possibly lead to a reduction in egg production. In some cases, you might lose your entire flock. In this episode of What The Cluck?! we talk about how…

The Deal With Dust Bathing + Recipes! [Podcast]
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The Deal With Dust Bathing + Recipes! [Podcast]

Dust bathing is natural and even healthy for your flock. Your chickens NEED to dust bathe – it’s good for ’em physically AND mentally. BUT….all dust baths aren’t created equal. In this week’s podcast, I dish all about why chickens dust bathe, how to create a better dust bath, and how to keep them rolling…

What Do Chickens Need Over Winter To Stay Healthy? [Podcast]
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What Do Chickens Need Over Winter To Stay Healthy? [Podcast]

Winter is coming….are you prepared? This week on What The Cluck?! we talk about the specific steps you should take to help your backyard flock weather the snow, ice, freezing rain, and cold temperatures when Old Man Winter comes around. You’ll learn: What to do to make sure your coop is a safe, warm home…

Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing (Without Electricity)

Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing (Without Electricity)

Let’s face it. It’s pretty hard to keep your chicken’s water from freezing without electricity in the winter. When the cold arrives, I struggle to keep water from turning into a frozen block. And without a water heater? Just that much more difficult. I know many of you are worrying about how to keep your…

Do Chickens Need Heat In Winter? Let’s Keep ‘Em Safe!

Do Chickens Need Heat In Winter? Let’s Keep ‘Em Safe!

Winter is coming, and that means I’m getting a lot of emails asking things like: “Do chickens need heat in winter?” and “Do you need heat lamps for chickens?” Winter is a tricky time on the homestead because you’re navigating through cold weather, wet weather, snowy weather – sometimes all in the same day. Over…