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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
June 6, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 waste. I recently …

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

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.” However, as the …

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Spontaneous Sex Reversal – Is That My Hen Crowing?!
March 15, 2019 . · 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” …

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Chicken Mites Treatment: How to Keep Lice and Mites Out of Your Coop
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 to torment your …

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How a Chicken Lays an Egg Inside of an Egg
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

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 this phenomenon …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
February 22, 2019 . · 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 …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
February 20, 2019 . · 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, …

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