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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Add to Favorites 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 …

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Homemade Incubator

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Saddle Up Your Chickens!

Add to Favorites 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 …

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No Chickens Allowed!

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How I Break A Broody Chicken

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Robert Korcz Breaking a broody chicken can be a daunting task and I am told sometimes an impossible one. I do not profess …

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Plymouth Barred Rock Chickens: The Original Heirloom Chicken Breed

Add to Favorites by Robert Blosl – Plymouth Barred Rock chickens were developed just after the Civil War with the expectation of developing a dual-purpose fowl that had a good …

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