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October 2, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Need some support with your flock? Take a look in one of our helpful poultry guides!

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Cheep Chicken Treats

By Ashley Taborsky  Backyard chickens can be a joy. They offer hours of entertainment, fantastic compost, and better-than-store-bought eggs that will have your friends begging for you to share.  With everything …

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The Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 1, 2019 · · Flock Files

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.

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Egg Candling Chart

A chicken egg takes 21 days to hatch. By candling the eggs, you can determine stage of development or if the egg has failed to develop and died within the shell.

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Breed Profile: Sussex Chicken

Breed: Sussex chicken Origin: Sussex chickens are one of the oldest English breeds known, and originated, appropriately, in the County of Sussex around the turn of the 20th century, according …

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This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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Poet Wordsworth’s Chickens
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

William Wordsworth wrote about his hens in some of his poetry, observing hen parenting techniques and crediting them with “tenderness and love” towards their newborn chicks. Today, the hens that live at Wordsworth House and Garden are Orpingtons and Silkies.

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How to Paint Feathers
October 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Ryan McGhee learned how to paint feathers and now uses his wildlife portraiture to bring attention to endangered species.

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My Inexpensive, Low-Energy, Automatic Chicken Water Heater
October 1, 2019 · · Coops

With winter looming, I needed an inexpensive, worry-free way to keep my chickens’ water from freezing. Inspiration was hatched at the thrift store by a used curling iron that consumes only 13 watts of power.

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Secret Life of Poultry: Our Old Place Farm
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Surprisingly, there isn’t as much information about disabilities in poultry as I’d imagined there’d be. It was while browsing the interwebs, searching for other similar stories as mine, where I encountered Lisa Johnson.

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