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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
November 17, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Homemade mayonnaise is easy to whip up and rich with flavor. Be prepared — it does require some patience to mix up slowly. Slow and steady is the key.

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DIY Rainwater Chicken Watering System
November 4, 2022 · · Coops

While there is no absolute best waterer for chickens; you’ll need to decide which aspects of a chicken watering system are important to you. On our farm, this was two-fold.

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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
November 4, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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 is a basic tool to have on hand and it can be made quite cheaply.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
August 16, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat 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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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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DIY Nesting Box Curtains
May 25, 2022 · · Coops

Make these nest box curtains for your chicken coop! DIY nest box curtains are an easy and useful addition to any chicken coop design.

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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 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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