Feed & Health

Respiratory Distress in Chickens

By Wendy E.N. Thomas, New Hampshire Abnormal breathing in a chicken could mean the bird is hot, scared or it might mean that the bird has a respiratory disease. The average respiratory rate …

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What’s Best In The Poultry Nest

By Ana M. Hotaling, Michigan One of the greatest joys of poultry ownership is collecting your chickens’ eggs. Nothing beats reaching into a nestbox and pulling out a handful of those …

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Are Chickens Lactose Intolerant?
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

One of the many sources of nutrients my chickens enjoy in their varied diet is milk from my Nubian dairy goats. Sometimes they get it fresh and warm, straight from …

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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
February 25, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use grass clippings in …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
February 25, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months. Multiply …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
February 25, 2019 . · Feed & Health

For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to discard poultry manure …

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens (and You!)
February 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Apple cider vinegar for chickens is a great way to keep your flock healthy. Chicken experts advise adding apple cider vinegar to your chickens’ water. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar, with …

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