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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

Using Comfrey Salve for Injured Poultry
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have a jar of …

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Raising Chickens and Children
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 wholesome natural food, …

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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
February 26, 2019 . · 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 …

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How to Cook Stewing Hens and Roosters
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

A friend of mine approached me several months ago and asked if we wanted a few roosters. I sighed and asked what was going on knowing that if we took them, they …

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Use Your Eggs to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

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 ingredients are most …

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Eggs as a Business
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Whether you are a backyard chicken keeper looking to expand your flock into a business or a total newbie to chickens hoping to create a livestock business, there are a …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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How to Make Nest Box Curtains
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

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 before and thought …

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DIY Rainwater Chicken Watering System
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

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 absolute best waterer for …

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