Molting Mania: Dealing With Feather Loss & Winter Care [Podcast]
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Molting Mania: Dealing With Feather Loss & Winter Care [Podcast]

Ahhh….molting. It’s a crazy annual event that can definitely freak you out if you’re new to backyard chickens.   While molting is a totally natural process, if you’ve never experienced it, you might wonder how best to support your flock while they regrow their feathers. In this podcast, you’ll learn: Why you should never handle…

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,…

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…

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….

Make A Dust Bath For Chickens In Just 5 Minutes!

Make A Dust Bath For Chickens In Just 5 Minutes!

If you haven’t yet built a dust bath for chickens, now is the time to start. Luckily, it’s an easy project to complete, and it won’t cost you very much (yay saving pennies, right?) As you’ve watched your flock toss dust and crumbs of earth on themselves, did you ever wonder “Why do chickens take…

3 Shockingly Common Myths About Feeding Chickens That Prevent YOU From Being Healthier [Podcast]
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3 Shockingly Common Myths About Feeding Chickens That Prevent YOU From Being Healthier [Podcast]

The truth is there’s people who will tell you that if you worry about what your hens eat, you’re over complicating backyard chickens.   Feeding hens certainly isn’t complicated, but that doesn’t mean you should make things so simple your health and your flock suffers.   The truth is you CAN improve their health and…