About the Author

Mary Christiansen

Just Fowling Around is a working Poultry farm, with more than 20 years of experience, however we are relatively new to the digital representation. We have customers throughout the United States, including Alaska, that have purchased our fertile hatching eggs, or visited our farm for our heritage and rare breed chicks and laying hens. We are abrother and sister team here at Just Fowling Around, best known as Bro and Sis on our Facebook page. Bro does all the manual labor, hatching and raising more than 500 chickens year-round. Sis writes all the articles related to poultry, and keeps our website and Facebook page up to date with current information, photos and chicken breed profiles. We invite you to visit our website and Facebook page, and welcome your questions and comments.
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Articles by Mary Christiansen

Can Chickens Eat Corn Cobs? Yes!
July 11, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Leftover corn cobs don’t need to be thrown away. You may wonder can chickens eat corn cobs?

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16 Fascinating Egg Facts
May 11, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites No matter how you cook them — scrambled, poached, fried or baked — eggs are chock full of healthy nutrients. Even if you eat eggs all the …

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Chicken Frostbite — Treatment & Prevention
November 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Many areas have been hit with a deep cold already this season, with temperatures below zero and wind chills much colder. It takes about 10 minutes in …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin?
September 13, 2021 · · Feed & Health

A pumpkin chicken treat is no trick. Can chickens eat pumpkin? Yes. It is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and calcium, that the chickens love, with the added benefit of an immune boost.

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How a Broody Hen Hatches Chicks

Modern breeding has pretty much eliminated broodiness in most large fowl breeds, although there still may be one or two within a flock that have retained those mothering instincts.

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Spring Cleaning Avoids Chicken Parasites
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning in the chicken coop. It’s also time to check for needed repairs and check for chicken parasites that may have taken up housekeeping.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 12, 2010 · · Coops

With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter? Learn how to prepare your chickens and coop for cold weather.

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