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Christine Heinrichs on Cold Weather Chicken Breeds

Most chickens manage cold well, but some breeds are especially well adapted to frosty conditions. Overall, chickens are heavily feathered and insulated against the cold. The comb is the most sensitive part of the chicken and most likely to suffer cold damage. Frozen combs do not regenerate – it’s like dubbing. The experience is stressful […]


Ways to Stop Your Chickens from Eating Their Eggs

One of the most frustrating problems that can develop with chickens is if they start to eat their own eggs. This often begins accidentally; perhaps they have clumsily broken one or maybe they have laid a soft or shell-less egg which has splattered into the nesting box. Their natural inquisitiveness could have led them to […]