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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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Want to Raise Chickens? Chicken Breeds for Beginners

By Grandpa's Feeders | July 1, 2021

If you’re just getting into keeping chickens, there’s going to be quite a bit to learn. Thankfully, you’ll learn a lot as you go and it will all be worth it when you’re enjoying your fresh-picked eggs for breakfast and dare we say; you might even just grow to love them!  One of the first…

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How to Deal With Chicken Bullies

By Grandpa's Feeders | June 11, 2021

Chickens are highly intelligent creatures. Having a backyard or farm chicken coop not only provides you with eggs and nourishment for you and your family, but it can also be an entertaining experience. However, when a bully joins the flock, it can lead to a stressful time for you and your hens. Is my chicken…

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5 Essential Tools For Chicken Raising Beginners

By Grandpa's Feeders | April 23, 2021

Raising chickens can be rewarding for anyone, thanks to their easy upkeep. Once you’ve taken care of your chickens’ three basic needs (food, water, and shelter), your days are pretty much set to watch those little cluckers frolic in their coop. There are some essential tools, however, that you should keep in mind to keep…

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10 Healthy Treats For Chickens That Your “Peck-y” Eaters Will Love

By Grandpa's Feeders | April 7, 2021

Chickens are a huge investment, and their feed can cost up to 75% of your monthly expense. Nevertheless, we do get attached to these lovely creatures and often want to gift them with a special treat that’s still healthy.  What not to feed your chickens Chickens can be “peck”y eaters, but there are also specific…

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How to make a DIY dust bath for your chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | March 21, 2021

A chicken covered in dirt is a happy chicken! Your chicken is going to dust bathe regardless. Creating your own dust bath ensures that your chickens are bathing in beneficial dirt rather than dirt that contains loads of bacteria that will harm your chickens. Take a peck below on how to create your own DIY…

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Got Rats In Your Chicken Coop? How We Can Help

By Grandpa's Feeders | March 16, 2021

Whether you live in town or in the country, it’s summer or winter, there’s always a chance that you can become a target for rats. You’ll often hear that having chickens makes rats inevitable, but don’t believe it. There’s a way to avoid attracting rats and it’s by understanding the reason why they decide to…

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How to Train Your Chickens to Use A Grandpa’s Automatic Chicken Feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | February 25, 2021

Chickens are incredibly smart creatures. We know it can be a hoot to watch your chickens interact with each other in your coop, but you may have also recognized that they are able to anticipate future events as well as quickly adapt to their environments very well. This makes the excellent usage of a Grandpa…

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3 Things to Look For When Buying a Chicken Feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | December 18, 2019

#1: Ensure Your Chicken Feeder is Made of High-Quality Materials  Investing in a chicken feeder built with high-quality materials such as galvanized steel and alloy (which makes them much stronger and more durable) is an investment you can make with confidence. Ensuring the feeder you purchase is waterproof and can withstand the elements is extremely…

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