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10 Hilarious Chicken Questions (Like Why Are Some Eggs Brown?)
December 30, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Chicken egg color is determined by the breed of the hen that laid the egg. Different breeds lay different colored chicken eggs. For instance, the white eggs seen in grocery stores are most likely laid by a White Leghorn.

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How Covid-19 has Affected Chicken Keepers in the UK
December 29, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Coronavirus lockdowns created a surge in demand for chickens in Britain last year. People were panic buying and supermarkets were struggling to keep up with demand.

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Rookie Chicken Mistakes
December 29, 2020 · · Chickens 101

A lot of new chicken owners are learning as they go. How can you do best by your new feathered friends? Avoid these rookie chicken mistakes,

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Treating Common Chick Ailments
December 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Chick ailments aren’t always infectious illnesses. Here we discuss what to look for and how to care for some common chick ailments that you may encounter whether you hatch chicks yourself or buy them from a hatchery.

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Plants Poisonous to Chickens
December 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Let’s identify some plants poisonous to chickens plus the likelihood that poultry will eat toxic plants within your yard.

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Medicine is the Best Medicine
December 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

It turns out laughter is not the best medicine. Medicine is the best medicine. And when it comes to herbal remedies and old wives’ tales, I’m cynical at best. Do you know what home remedies that actually work are called? Medicine. If there is evidence that it heals, it’s medicine. If you base your flock’s treatment on pure anecdotes, you could be doing harm. 

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Poultry Homesteading Hacks for 2021
December 29, 2020 · · Poultry 101

We reached out to some of the most popular YouTubers to get the best 2021 homesteading hacks for raising poultry. Whether you’re a veteran or just getting into the hobby these tips will increase your productivity and efficiency.

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Raising Exotic Pheasant Species
December 28, 2020 · · Poultry 101

In this beautifully illustrated article, we dip our toes into the exotic pheasant species you will want to add to your homestead.

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茶叶蛋 Marbled Tea Eggs
December 28, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Steeped in a flavorful marinade of soy sauce, star anise, spices, and tea, tea eggs (cha ye dan, 茶叶蛋) resemble beautifully carved marble orbs with delicate veins of color crisscrossing the surface. A platter of eggs looks more like art than something to eat.

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Chickens in Chinese Medicine
December 28, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Silkies have been venerated in Chinese traditional medicine for more than 1,000 years. Scientific researchers are looking for a basis for their nutritional value.

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