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Barred Rock Chickens: Buyer’s Guide

Barred Rock Chickens: Buyer’s Guide

Barred Rock Chickens – What’s not to love about this striking breed? Discover all you need to know about this all-time favorite. When we first started keeping hens, Barred Rocks were our choice. Barred Rock chickens are one of the most well-known breeds out there — and subsequently, one of the most popular. Once upon…

How Do Chickens Mate? For Healthy Hens, You Need To Know

How Do Chickens Mate? For Healthy Hens, You Need To Know

Have you ever wondered “How do chickens mate?” Well, I can tell you it’s not like people. In fact, if people mated like chickens, it would be odd indeed. There’s completely zero romance (at least of human value) involved. One of the fun (or not so fun) things about being on a farm is you…

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…