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Erin Phillips

Erin Phillips
 lives on a small farm with her family, where they raise chickens and ducks. She also grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs, which she makes into homemade products like jams, pickles, sauces, infused vinegars, and fresh bread.
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Articles by Erin Phillips

Use Your Eggs to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
June 13, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Homemade mayonnaise is easy to whip up and rich with flavor. If you have a backyard flock you’ve probably got extra eggs, and the rest of the …

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Raising Chickens and Children

Add to Favorites Our motto states that here on Phillips Farm, we are raising free-range chickens, ducks, and little boys. Raising chickens and children have some similarities: both thrive with …

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How to Make Nest Box Curtains
May 25, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Erin Phillips – DIY nest box curtains are an easy and useful addition to any chicken coop design. Maybe you’ve seen them in photos of coops …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
March 14, 2022 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to keep your birds safe from predators.

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How to Care for Ducklings
January 18, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Learning how to care for ducklings is a little different than learning how to care for chicks. Though they have similar overall needs for food, water, warmth, …

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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
November 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Whether you are trying out raising meat chickens or you just have a few birds from your laying flock that you’d like to stew, a chicken cone …

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DIY Rainwater Chicken Watering System
September 20, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites There are many options for building a chicken watering system. A search on DIY or homemade chicken waterers turns up loads of pictures and plans. While there is no …

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A Guide to Getting New Chicks
April 26, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do …

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Treats for Baby Chicks Can Be Fun and Nutritious
March 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Your initial focus when getting baby chickens was probably the basics: selecting a breed, setting up a chick brooder, and what you can feed chickens. When you were researching this last part, did you consider treats for baby chicks?

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