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Pavlova Dessert: Easy and Elegant
August 11, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Pavlova is one of the easiest and eye-catching meringue desserts to make. You need to bake Pavlova at a low temperature for a relatively long time. This technique allows the meringue to dry properly, becoming crisp on the outside, with a slightly marshmallow-like texture on the inside.

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How Long do Chickens Lay Eggs? Breeds that Go the Extra Mile!
August 11, 2019 . · Chickens 101

How long do chickens lay eggs? Even hens from the best egg-laying chicken breeds eventually stop producing. Here is some general information about length of egg-production and some breeds that seem to have extra-long laying lives.

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens
August 11, 2019 . · Coops

He was only a few years old when I let him go down to the chicken coop all by himself to collect morning eggs. I should’ve known it was not an age-appropriate chore, but he was excited.

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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon – Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), …

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5 Farm Fresh Egg Benefits
August 9, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year.¹ How can we take this essential food to the …

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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated and Washed?
August 8, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Do eggs need to be refrigerated and washed? If you keep backyard chickens, the washing and storage of eggs are the two most controversial egg-related topics among avid owners of …

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How to Connect with Our Poultry Experts
August 7, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. …

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Roast Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Olives
August 7, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

One of my family’s favorite dinners is roast chicken with green beans, tomatoes and a handful of Greek olives tossed in.

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Ask the Expert: Guinea Fowl

Do you have a question about Guinea Fowl? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Can I Raise Chickens In My Area?
August 6, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Backyard chickens are becoming one of today’s hottest pets. Big names including Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga, Oprah — and most recently a contestant on The Bachelor — have helped terms …

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