A Guide to Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard 

backyard boost guide to chicken breeds

Chicken Breeds Variety is the spice of life. When selecting the ideal chicken breeds to raise in your backyard, there is more than enough variety to choose from. Do you want to raise birds that are known merely for their productivity? Do you want to raise friendly chicken breeds? Or do you want to raise […]

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How to Keep Your Coop Cool

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The sizzling days of summer are approaching. You can dress down to your bathing suit and take a dip in the pool to cool down and feel refreshed. However, your feathered friends don’t have it so easy to cool themselves.  With a feather coat year-round, they rely on their humans to keep them cool. Unless […]

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Your Hen House Design is Essential to Summer Cooling 

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Hen House We may never know which came first, the chicken or the egg. However, we do know that a happy, healthy hen—not dealing with chicken heat stress—is more likely to be a more productive egg layer. And a more dynamic part of your family!  Nobody enjoys the heat and humidity of the hottest days […]

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Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms & How Backyard Boost® Can Help 

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Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms Chicken heat stress can have serious implications for their health, welfare and productivity—particularly during hot and humid conditions. Recognizing the signs of heat stress in chickens is crucial for implementing timely interventions to prevent heat-related illnesses and losses.  Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms  Some common chicken heat stress symptoms include:  Panting & […]

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Want Healthy Hens? Disease Prevention Starts with Proper Nutrition

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Healthy Hens Whether you’re a seasoned poultry keeper or a novice enthusiast, the health of your flock is paramount. And, when it comes to their well-being, chickens are much like humans. They require the basic nutrients of life—water, sun, vitamins and minerals.  They need a clean space, an area for exercise, a “bathing” area and […]

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Keep your Flock Flourishing with Backyard Boost® Defense

If you own chickens or any living animal, you are probably passionate about making sure they stay healthy. Healthy chickens are happy chickens that are low stress, grow and lay eggs regularly.  One way to ensure they stay healthy is to defend their digestive system from stress with Backyard Boost® Defense. Defense is a liquid […]

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Use Green Water to Keep your Chicks Hydrated, Healthy

There’s nothing cuter than a fluffy, baby chick, especially when that chick is healthy, happy and chirping. However, there is a lot of stress associated with moving those little babies from the hatchery to the store and to their forever home in your backyard, and keeping them healthy starts with keeping them hydrated.  Since up […]

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How to Maintain Backyard Birds through the Winter

The colder temperatures have moved in across many parts of the country, and with winter officially kicking off this month, those temps are here to stay. You probably started your backyard chicken flock during the spring when the sunshine was plentiful, and the days were long. How will you keep your feathered friends healthy and […]

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How to Keep your Flock from Melting Down During Molt

As the length of sunlit days are getting shorter, it probably seems like the number of feathers on the ground in and around your coop is increasing. You are not losing your mind. However, your chickens are losing their feathers! They are going through their annual molting process, a ritual that happens each year during […]

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