Feed & Health

How to Break Up a Broody Hen
August 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Some chicken keepers are delighted when one of their hens goes broody, meaning she’s determined to set on a nest of eggs until they hatch. A broody hen can be …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Seeds & Guts?
July 31, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to understand what to feed chickens to keep them healthy on a daily basis. But they absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with so many great …

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Our Favorite Egg Bake Recipe for Chickens
July 29, 2019 . · Feed & Health

An egg bake recipe for chickens? Why not? I’m cooking eggs for my chickens. Why in the world would I cook eggs for chickens? Good question. Yes, we’ve been raising …

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DIY Poultry Feed
July 27, 2019 . · Feed & Health

How do you balance nutrition when mixing your own grains? Read on and find out how.

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
July 24, 2019 . · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Feeder
July 23, 2019 . · Feed & Health

I thought, “Why not have the animals together? The chickens could roam to their hearts content and even help keep the bugs away from the goats.” It was a good thought, at least until the next day when it was time to feed the chickens some grain.

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What Do Ducks Eat?
July 22, 2019 . · Feed & Health

The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, ducks can do …

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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Spontaneous Sex Reversal – Is That My Hen Crowing?!
July 12, 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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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds healthy. As important …

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