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  • Not all chickens will lay eggs in the winter.
    January 17, 2024

    Best Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds

    You like the idea of fresh eggs year round. But not all chicken breeds lay eggs in the winter — it's just too cold. But there are some chicken breeds that are better layers than others in wintry weather. Check out these breeds, as well as tips and tools to help make their winter more pleasant.
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  • Chickens have natural insulation, but they will need your help to stay warm at night.
    December 1, 2023

    How to Keep Chickens Warm at Night

    Winter's coming, and your chickens have a cozy coop outside. But is it enough to help chickens stay warm on wintry nights? Is there anything you can do (besides knitting socks) to help keep them warm? Our latest blog will help you know what you can do to keep your chickens warm at night.
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  • Goats can handle pretty cold temperatures, but they need a little help when it gets closer to freezing.
    October 27, 2023

    What temperature is too cold for goats?

    How cold is too cold for your goats? While goats are very hardy, they'll need a little extra help from you when the temperature starts to drop. This guide will help you keep your goats cozy and toasty in the winter.
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  • Starting an urban homestead is rewarding but can seem daunting if you're just beginning. Try these tips for success.
    March 15, 2023

    How to Start an Urban Homestead

    Do you dream of vegetable gardens even though you live in the city? Here's the good news: you can successfully homestead in urban areas and get many benefits. From chickens and compost to ducks and honey bees, our latest blog post explores 7 ways to start an urban homestead.
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  • Ducks need room to roam. Learn how much space ducks need in our latest blog.
    March 7, 2023

    How much yard space do pet ducks need?

    Dreaming of ducks? Before adding these comical birds to your hobby farm, be sure you have the proper space all set up! They need more room than a place to sleep at night. Learn what you need to know in our latest blog.
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  • Navigating the ducks vs. chickens debate? Both have pros and cons. Here's how to choose the right bird for your hobby farm.
    February 21, 2023

    Ducks vs. Chickens - What's a better fit for my homestead?

    Everybody loves chickens, but ducks are incredibly cool too. Both have their pros and cons, so how can you choose the best fit for your homestead or hobby farm? We'll explore lots of considerations in this new blog post and help you navigate the ducks vs. chickens debate.
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  • Caring for ducks in winter doesn't have to be complicated, but it is important to take the right steps when temps get cold.
    January 6, 2023

    What temperature is too cold for ducks?

    When cold weather occurs (brr!), we know just what to do: stay inside with hot chocolate and blankets. But what about our ducks? What's the best way to help them stay warm? What temperature is too cold for ducks? We answer all these questions and more in this new blog post.
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  • Avoid frozen stock tanks and garden ponds with these tips and tricks. Here's how to winterize your pond or stock tank.
    October 17, 2022

    How to Prep Your Pond and Stock Tank for Cooler Weather

    Dealing with a frozen garden pond or stock tank? Try these helpful tips and ideas for keeping ponds and stock tanks ice-free all winter long. Winterizing your pond or stock tank doesn't have to be hard, and you'll enjoy the benefits of your efforts as the temps keep dipping.
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  • Understanding the life cycle of chickens is important to keep them happy and healthy through all stages of a chicken's life.
    March 29, 2022

    What is the Life Cycle of a Chicken?

    Living creatures grow and change throughout their lives. While some animal life cycles are more dramatic than others (looking at you, frogs and butterflies!), chickens undergo some major changes over time. If you're a new chicken keeper, it's important to...

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