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Chickens don’t like the heat

Chickens really don’t like the heat. They don’t sweat so its hard for them to keep cool. Free range chickens take regular dust baths in the heat. Heatwaves cause people and chickens to become increasingly bad-tempered.

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CALLMECHICKEN

It’s strange how we pick up certain expressions. From the time I was a little kid, one of the worst forms of derision was to be called, “Chicken.” The quickest way to get a fight started was to use this name against a target of ridicule. The implication was always that a chicken was a coward, or lacking in courage. …

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Battery cage for laying hens

Do you care about where your eggs come from? An estimated 95% of egg-laying hens are intensively confined in battery cages. As of December 2008, about 300 million birds are confined in battery cages, almost one for every U.S. citizen. Each cage confines 5 or 6 birds on average, but sometimes up to 10 birds. Voluntary industry guidelines specify a …

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It’s nearly Christmas

It’s been a great year for Red Barn’s Free Range Chicken business.  We have learnt so much and we are continuing to learn. 2011 will bring new challenges for Filip and I.  Including this blog and online store.  We want to share everything we have learned and also set up a site where you can buy anything to do with …