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Tove Danovich

Articles by Tove Danovich

The Danger of Fat Chickens
August 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Joan had died of an affliction I’d never heard of before but is the most common cause of death in laying hens: fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS) or, in plain terms, being severely overweight.

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Emergency Chicken Accommodations
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

I could smell the smoke in the air before I saw it. My husband, dogs, and I could huddle safely inside the house — air filters going full blast — but I worried about the chickens. I’m not the only chicken owner who has been surprised by the need to develop emergency accommodations in a pinch.

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Hank’s Homestead
June 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Chickens might be relatively low maintenance pets, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make a mess. A clean and dry coop is one of the best ways of keeping a flock healthy.

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Chicken Side Businesses
April 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Like many women of her generation, my great-grandma used to raise chickens for “egg money.” Without an income of their own, many farm women relied on income from their chickens to pay for household expenses — everything from groceries to clothing to school fees.

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Call Ducks
December 30, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Originally, Call ducks were decoy birds whose loud call attracted wild birds down where hunters could shoot them. As duck hunting has declined in popularity, Call breeders found a new way to keep the breed alive. They kept them cute.

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