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Noisy Chickens: All About Fowl Language

It’s true that roosters can make quite a racket. But female chickens get plenty noisy, too, and these communications are nothing to worry about.

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The Truth About Chickens & Cannibalism

It’s a real question: Is cannibalism common among chickens? And while there is a clear answer, keepers do need to keep an eye out for certain behaviors and conditions.

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Do Hens Need Roosters To Lay Eggs?

For those curious about keeping chickens, the question is common: Does a hen need to mate with a rooster to produce an egg? Here’s what to know.

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What Should You Do When A Chicken Gets Sick?

It’s not uncommon for a chicken to become sick, and illness isn’t a major catastrophe—though keepers do need to take a few precautions when a case arises.

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Help! My Hen Thinks She’s A Rooster!

A flock of hens will naturally establish a pecking order, but in some instances it’s possible for a hen to develop the traits and behaviors of a rooster.

8 Tips for Layer Production and Health

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Keep your layer chickens healthy by allowing them to free-range in a safe place on your urban farm. Getting fresh eggs from your backyard isn’t as easy as just plopping a chicken in a coop. To get quality eggs—keep your layer chickens healthy in the process—you need to provide your hens with a […]

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