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How To Stop A Chicken From Being Broody So They Get Back To Laying Eggs

By Grandpa's Feeders | November 16, 2022

Some chickens get broody every year, whilst some don’t at all, but it can start as soon as they’re old enough to lay (around 5 to 8 months old). A clucky hen will sit on her eggs for three weeks waiting for them to hatch, which means three weeks of no other laying. If you…

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The top 5 things to keep in mind when choosing an automatic chicken feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | August 18, 2022

When choosing a new automatic chicken feeder, there are a few important points to consider. With plenty of options on the market you want to ensure you’re finding the ideal option to suit your feathered friends. #1: How many chickens will the automatic chicken feeder feed? Making sure all chickens are getting enough food in…

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How to Feed Your Chickens At Various Ages

By Grandpa's Feeders | April 3, 2022

Depending on the age of your flock, there may be specific ways you should be maximizing their feeding process. Raising chickens is a rewarding and fulfilling pastime to beat loneliness while sustaining your own food source in a cost-effective way. Although it is relatively simple to raise your own chickens, the feeding game can get…

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The Best Healthy Treats to Give Your Chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | March 12, 2022

Keeping your chickens to a strict feeding schedule is important, but adding a few healthy treats here and there can be beneficial to your flock. Your chickens will spend most of their days either eating or nesting. There are times, however that they will get bored, and providing the rare treat to your flock can…

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5 Backyard Chores For Your Chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | February 15, 2022

Chickens are actually hard workers! Here’s what they can do to help you on the farm. When most people think about the work chickens do on a farm, it’s usually their role in laying eggs to feed the farmer’s family – and, perhaps eventually, become a Sunday dinner to enjoy. In truth, chickens can do…

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Are My Hens Eating Their Own Eggs? Yes, They Might Be – And Here’s How to Stop It

By Grandpa's Feeders | January 18, 2022

We won’t call it how we see it, but yes, your chickens may choose to eat their own eggs. Here’s why and how to stop it.

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | November 10, 2021

Keeping chickens, whether for eggs, meat or as pets is a fun and easy way to add a little happiness and sustenance to your life. There are some common mistakes you might be making, however.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Entertained

By Grandpa's Feeders | October 19, 2021

Keeping chickens takes more than setting up a coop and hoping for eggs. Boredom and loneliness are both real things when it comes to chickens. They love being busy and keeping entertained. If you let your chickens be free-range, you may think that allowing them access to your yard is entertainment enough. However, they will…

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How to Protect Your Backyard Chicken Coop from Raccoons

By Grandpa's Feeders | September 3, 2021

Backyard chicken coops have become a popular way to raise an interesting pet while providing your family with delicious eggs – but what happens when those pesky raccoons come to play? Here’s how to protect your coop.  Raising chickens in a backyard coop is easy and fun – and let’s not forget delicious. Although raccoons…

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5 Things Every Beginner Backyard Chicken Raiser Should Know

By Grandpa's Feeders | August 17, 2021

Raising backyard chickens is easier than you may think – but there are still some things you should know.  Raising chickens is more than providing you and your family a reliable, delicious food source. It’s also an exciting way to bring entertainment to your day – these little guys can be quite social.  It may…

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