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Raise your healthiest and happiest backyard chickens yet with poultry expert Maat van Uitert of FrugalChicken.

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You probably hear that apple cider vinegar is healthy for your backyard flock. In this episode we get down and dirty about ACV. You'll learn why it's so healthy for your hens, how to make it at home, where to score my instructional video, and... more

While it might seem frivolous to give your backyard chickens holiday gifts, the truth is winter is an easy time for them to develop bad habits. When they're stuck in the coop all day, they'll need a distration to prevent stress, and on this list,... more

When it comes to backyard chickens, any breed will give you eggs. But some are stronger layers than others! In this episode, I tell you all about my top 5 laying breeds and why I think they should be part of every flock. I also tell you which... more

It's winter, which means your friendly neighborhood mice and rats might try to find a cozy nook in your backyard chicken coop to spend the frosty days until it's warm again. In this episode, we look at ways you can prevent rodents from infesting... more

Keeping your flock in fresh water over winter is critical to their health. But what are you to do when the mercury dips below freezing? In this episode, we look at several different ways to keep your flock's water from becoming a frozen block of... more

Halloween 2016 is in the books. But the fun is just starting for backyard chicken owners. Now is the time you can score free or nearly free pumpkins. In this episode, we talk about just why pumpkins are so healthy for chickens, where to... more

There's a lot of advice about how to get rid of and prevent worms in your backyard chickens. But do you know what advice is fact and what's fiction? In this episode, we talk about the different worms your chickens can pick up, as well... more

Halloween is a great time for humans, but it can be downright dangerous for backyard chickens. Kids, dogs, and candy can wreak havoc on your carefully-raised and tended hens, and possibly lead to a reduction in egg... more

Dust bathing is a totally natural behavior for your chickens to indulge in...but do you know how to make it even HEALTHIER for them? In this episode, we dive into dust bathing, and peel back the curtain for a closer look. You'll learn my... more

Chickens molt - it's a fact of life. But they do require special care as they lose and regrow their feathers. In this episode, we talk about molting, how to care for your hens as they regrow their feathers, and keeping them healthy in cooler weather... more