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3 Herbs to Heal and Prevent Chicken Respiratory Infections
June 7, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Many of these herbs have been proven time and time again to heal respiratory issues (some studies have even been done on chicken respiratory infections!).

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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
June 7, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to cool down.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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How to Breed Chickens for Show and Fun
June 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

How do you breed chickens? Chickens will do that all on their own, but for those of us who want a little creative control over the process, there are more technicalities to consider.

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Breed Profile: Barnevelder Chicken
June 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Barnevelder chickens were developed from Dutch landrace and Asiatic chickens for their large brown eggs. Later they were standardized to double-laced plumage. They make charming backyard foragers.

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Lay a Little Egg for Me

Each spring, there is a flurry of activity in the barnyard as chicks orders are placed, coops cleaned, and plans laid for the new batch of chicks.

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Emma Weeks, Chicken Girl

My name is Emma, and I am an 11-year-old “Chicken Girl.” Now, I realize I’m barely out of the hatchling stage, but boy, I can tell you a lot about chickens. They’re kinda my thing!

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How to Pick the Best Chicken Feeders and Waterers
June 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Feeding backyard chickens should hypothetically be a simple thing to do. You know what can chickens eat, but when the chicken feeders and waterers we buy fail to live up to expectations, it complicates things.

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Black Australorp Breed Profile
June 6, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The Black Australorp is one of the heritage chicken breeds we choose to keep. I have found heritage chicken breeds to be hardier than standard breeds. It’s …

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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