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Spontaneous Sex Reversal – Is That My Hen Crowing?!
June 21, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Have you heard a hen crowing when you know you don’t keep roosters? Jeff Goldblum’s groovy scientist character in the 1993 blockbuster, “Jurassic Park,” comments that “life finds a way” and that somehow the all-female population of cloned dinosaurs would reproduce.

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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
June 5, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Recently one of my podcast listeners asked me, what can chickens eat out of the garden? He wrote: “A question that occurred to me recently is regarding garden …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

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Chicken Mites Treatment: How to Keep Lice and Mites Out of Your Coop
March 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When it comes to chicken mites treatment, the best defense against poultry pests is a good offense! Warm weather brings out the lice, mites and other creepy-crawlies …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
December 7, 2020 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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How a Chicken Lays an Egg Inside of an Egg
January 7, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

My Favorite When raising chickens for eggs, expect the unexpected. Though quite rare, it is well-known that occasionally a hen will lay an egg inside of an egg. The cause of …

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How to Bathe a Chicken
May 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Do you know how to bathe a chicken? Do chickens like baths? Hell no! There is a reason for the saying, “I’m madder than a wet hen.” …

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