Spooky Myths about Backyard Chickens Part 3: You Need a Rooster to Produce Eggs

The days are getting closer to that magical, witching night. And the myths about our boo-tiful backyard birds are getting even scarier. Let’s take a look at this week’s myth and determine if it is indeed fact or fiction!   Myth #3: A rooster, or multiple roosters are required to produce eggs. That is for sure fiction! […]

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Spooky Myths about Backyard Chickens Part 2: Chickens Smell and are Noisy

As we get even closer to the scariest day of the year, it’s time to debunk yet another myth about our loving backyard birds. Cock-a-doodle-doo and did you just catch a whiff of something? That’s right! Many people believe that chickens are contributors to both bad odors and noise.  Why would they think that? First, let’s talk about […]

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Spooky Myths about Backyard Chickens Part 1: Chickens Attract Bugs, Vermin

Halloween isn’t the only spooky occasion popping up this month! On the Backyard Boost Blog, we’ll be addressing and debunking a handful of frightful myths about raising backyard chickens. There are many benefits to raising these birds, so don’t let a few far-fetched myths scare you away.  Myth 1: Chickens attract bugs and vermin. First […]

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Here’s the Scoop on Chicken Poop OR How to Get the Most Benefit from Chicken Manure

If you own any type of animals or birds, you’re going to have poop. Fortunately, if you have backyard chickens, their manure isn’t just another wasted material. Chicken manure is one of the most sought-after natural fertilizers, high in nitrogen. But you don’t want to apply it directly to your garden.  Cleaning the manure from your chicken coop should […]

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4 Things Chickens Provide (Besides Eggs)

Your backyard birds are more than just a feathered, egg-laying machine. Hen-rietta has multiple purposes you probably haven’t even begun to think about beyond providing protein-packed eggs. Let’s examine four more benefits of your backyard chickens  Companionship   Like every living being, chickens each have a unique personality and offer companionship. Whether you want to become BFFs […]

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Tips for Growing and Developing Healthy Chickens

Those little chicks you picked up from your local farm store this spring won’t stay little and fluffy for long. With proper health, nutrition and care, they should grow and develop into young, healthy, productive birds that will provide you with protein-packed eggs.   Nutrition is vital to keeping your chicks growing up healthy and strong. Like every living […]

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How Stress Can Impact Egg Production

If you’ve got backyard chickens, you’re likely to have them for one or several reasons. You like taking care of animals, you enjoy the companionship of birds in the backyard or you simply prefer the farm-fresh eggs they produce to the purchased ones. Regardless of your reason to have these birds, you likely take the ultimate care […]

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Monitoring the Health of your Backyard Birds

Healthy chickens are happy chickens, and happy chickens are productive egg layers, providing you a powerful protein source and companionship. Since your backyard birds can’t tell you how they are feeling, you need to know what to look for to differentiate between a healthy bird and one that is feeling a little down.  Signs and Symptoms  Since […]

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