How Many Backyard Chickens Should I Get? 1, 2, 3, 4…? How Many Are Just Right?

One of my chickens has worms

Can I get backyard chickens? How many backyard chickens should I get? Is it ok to start with a minimal number? So, you are planning to raise backyard chickens. But you are confused about the number and other requirements. I understand your confusion. In this article, we will help you to address all your queries so that you can decide with a well-informed mind.

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Does Laying Eggs Cause Pain or Hurt Chickens? Unpacking the Health Impact

Laying eggs should not harm or affect the health of the chickens. This is how chickens are supposed to keep their species and population growth. But do eggs harm chickens?

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The Role of Fake Eggs: Do They Help Chickens Lay More? [Purpose and Benefits]

Fake chicken eggs can be golf balls

I wanted to test the role of fake eggs in the nesting boxes. Do they help broody chickens lay more and do they encourage nesting behaviour? This is what I found.

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Mating Trauma in Chickens: Fainting and Deaths Explained

Why angry roosters die

Having a chicken faint or die after mating is worrying. The first time I saw this, I was very surprised and of course, worried. So I did a bit of studying.

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Garden chicken mental health explained: What You Need to Know About the Psychology of Your Backyard Chickens

Chickens have mental health as the really are quite smart

For most people, chickens are just chicken: Something to grab at a drive-thru on the way to or from work or a child’s soccer game. Lots of people eat eggs but don’t think about where they come from. This is by the way one of the reasons why I keep chickens myself. Keeping them healthy is an ongoing concern, and my chickens’ mental health is very much a part of that.

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Are Chickens Too Noisy to Keep in the Backyard?

Are chicks noisy?

There are few things more satisfying than keeping your own chickens in your backyard and reaping the fresh eggs that they make every day. Not only are they delicious but hens (female chickens) are very friendly, outgoing and usually happy to be allowed to roam, which makes them a joy to keep.

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How far will a chicken roam? Do the stay close to home?

Two backyard chickens roaming

So, if you are planning to get a bird pet as I was, you want to gather all the required information so that you can create a healthy and happy environment for your feathered friend.

As I live near open fields I was worried my chickens would run away, and I started researching how far chickens actually roam.

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Why Do Chickens Need Dirt?

A chicken roaming in a dust bath

Having pets needs a little compromise to accommodate them. Cats and dogs are a bit cleaner compared to chickens and ducks. A dust bath is what your chicken needs for its well-being. This means you need to have some dirt in your backyard, just for your chicken.

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