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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks in the brooder …

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Raising Geese and Ducks on Pasture

By Steve Edwards – The term “pastured poultry” usually brings to mind some type of free-range chicken enterprise. Chickens can be free-ranged for meat or egg production, but you can also …

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

By Jeannette S. Ferguson – Moving to a home with some land in the country has its advantages. It is quieter, peaceful, no fumes from cars, buses or trucks, no smog, …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have installed …

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

By Kenny Coogan A few weeks into my five-and-a-half month study abroad experience near Brisbane, Australia, I visited an emu farm. Sprinkled through the precipitous landscape, these large flightless birds epitomized …

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

By Jodi Helmer – Robert Litt makes sure the six hens foraging, roosting, and scratching in the backyard coop and run of his Portland, Oregon home are never bored. In urban …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines …

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A Homemade Incubator

By Brandi Tait, Alabama This incubator is small, but you can go larger if you use a fan to move the heat. I like to start with between four and …

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Saddle Up Your Chickens!

By Jill B., www.chickenarmor.com Let’s face it, information about “manufactured” food would scare anyone. With children in mind, we knew we needed to take certain measures to keep our family …

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No Chickens Allowed!

By Jeffrey Bradley, Florida Five years ago, I’d never thought of chickens beyond Kentucky fried. Then one day our daughter brought home a fuzzy yellow Christmas chick someone no longer wanted. You know the …

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