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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy

Quality nutrition is the bedrock of your bird’s health, longevity, and performance. Just like you and me, if a chicken is fed junk it will live a shorter life, have …

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What Should Chickens Eat When They Turn 18? (Weeks Old)

When you turn 18, you can do a lot of new things. You can vote, buy fireworks and even try your luck with the lottery. The magical number means – …

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
April 30, 2019 . · Feed & Health

If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others. I’ve never had a problem with Chief, …

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Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back!
April 29, 2019 . · Coops,Giveaways

It’s back by popular demand! Enter our 2019 Coolest Coops contest and you could have your creative coop featured in Backyard Poultry and win prizes, like an EcoGlow brooder from Brinsea.

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
April 29, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you clean out your …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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Do Different Chicken Egg Colors Taste Different? – Chickens in a Minute Video
April 26, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Join Chickens in a Minute as we explore do different chicken egg colors taste different? We’ve all heard people say they think brown eggs taste better than white eggs. We’ve …

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Duck Eggs Vs. Chicken Eggs
April 26, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Today I want to compare duck eggs vs. chicken eggs. How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg? How do duck eggs taste? Are duck eggs …

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Balance Your Chicken’s Diet at All Ages
April 24, 2019 . · Flock Files

We know that laying hens need more calcium in their diet than chickens that are not laying eggs, but how much more? Chickens need different feed at various times in …

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Virulent Newcastle Disease

By Christine Heinrichs Virulent, formerly called Exotic, Newcastle disease is a constantly evolving RNA virus. Anything that comes in contact with a sick bird can pass it on, and the …

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