Chicken Keeping

Raising Chickens

Can chickens roost in trees?

Can chickens roost in trees?

To answer this question, it is first necessary to define the term “roost.” In its most literal sense, a roost is a support for a bird to perch on. In some cases, the roost consists of a branch or pole which has been cut from a tree and placed on the ground or in another …

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Raising chickens at home?

So you happen to be interested in raising chickens at home now, are you? Yes, there seems to be some sort of fad nowadays with many families rearing chickens right in their backyards. There are even cities that have certain rules with regards to raising chickens at home. Now if you seriously want to continue on with this …

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How To Pick Up And Handle Chickens

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If you’re getting to know chickens for the first time, these little rascals can be a bit daunting. Don’t worry if you’re startled the first time you try to pick up a chicken and they begin squawking and flapping. Or trying to outrun you. This is their nature. Especially if they don’t know you very well. You may think you’ll …

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How are baby chickens made?

How Are Baby Chicks Made?

A rooster mates with the hen, depositing sperm in her oviduct. He sperm fertilizes one of the ovum or egg cells given off by the hen’s overy.