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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
May 25, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them.

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Pasture Poultry: Considerations Before Pasturing Your Flock
May 25, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Full or part-time pasture poulry is an attractive option for the backyard flock owner. There’s something very quaint about looking out the window at a beautiful spread of birds making their way through the grass.

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How to Make Homemade Black Drawing Salve for Your Chickens
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Black drawing salve is an extremely easy salve to make for your chickens. You can use this salve to treat and heal wounds, or to keep flock members from pecking at wounds.

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. …

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Dangers in the Coop
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Are dangers lurking in your carefully planned chicken house? A sturdy coop offers shelter from weather and predators and a quiet refuge for the laying hen.

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Setting The Poultry Standards

With increased interest in heritage breeds in poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds with its new Flock Inspection Program that will certify consumer chickens with the APA’s imprimatur.

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Chicken Nests: How to Get Chickens to Use Nesting Box

Chicken nests are sometimes found in unexpected places in the garden or the barn. But are these nests so unusual? Why do hens do this? Read on for tips on how to get chickens to use nesting boxes.

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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The Jersey Giant Chicken: An Outstanding Heritage Meat Breed

What is considered the largest breed of chicken? With standard weights of 13 pounds for males and 10 pounds for females, the humble Jersey Giant chicken is the breed that comes to mind.

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Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

Add to Favorites By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs …

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