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No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your …

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Electrolytes for Chickens: Keep Your Flock Hydrated and Healthy in Summer
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

What do you drink in the summer? Chances are your beverage choices are different in the summertime compared to winter. A cold drink consumed more frequently helps keep you cool …

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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was the crack more …

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A Chicken’s Digestive System: The Journey From Feed to Egg
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at …

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Cockerel and Pullet Chickens: 3 Tips for Raising These Teenagers
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Do you remember the glory days of seventh grade? For many people, they were filled with braces, high-water pants and new experiences. Our teenage years are pivotal, helping shape the …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

“Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives families wholesome, nutritious …

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3 Tips to Help Molting Chickens
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

It’s autumn. Time for comfy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and … vacation? For backyard chickens across the country, shorter days often signal time for a break. Molting chickens may stop laying …

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3 Tips to Help Hens Lay Eggs That Are Fresh & Healthy
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

By Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D., flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition – Raising backyard chickens should be fun. You provide your hens a chicken coop, care and quality feeds. They provide you …

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby chicks from a …

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.[1] Traditional …

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