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Bedding For Chickens: Safe and Easy Winter Coop Heat and Insulation
December 25, 2019 · · Coops

With the proper bedding for chickens, your flock is able to withstand the cold weather quite well. Heat generally isn’t necessary in chicken coops, but we’ve all seen the sad stories of coops, barns or even homes burning down in the winter due to the improper use of heat lamps.

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Backyard Poultry February/March 2020
December 24, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry February/March 2020 • 15/1 is in-home January 16th but available online NOW! Subscribe for stories on fowl cholera, all about hatching eggs, imprinting behavior, hip hybrids, PLUS a breed profile of the Bresse-Gauloise chicken!

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Ask the Expert February/March 2020
December 24, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Members Only

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. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Delightful Dumplings
December 24, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

How many of you have made homemade drop dumplings from scratch? How about rolled dumplings — have you tried making those?

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Cinnamon Queens, Paint Strippers, and Showgirl Chickens: It’s Hip to Have Hybrids
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Strippers, Showgirl chickens, Cinnamon Queens, and other hip chicken cross breeds with hybrid vigor.

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Show Chickens: The Serious Business of “The Fancy”
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The world of show chickens is a colorful one that attracts a myriad of unique characters. If you want to join the fun, I encourage you to wander the regional ABA/APA sanctioned poultry shows for inspiration.

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When Breaking a Broody Hen is Necessary
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This is the hard truth. As stewards to our livestock and property, there are times when we must step in and say, enough is enough.

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Chickens Who Foster, Chickens Who Adopt
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

It is not uncommon to set a broody chicken with fertilized eggs from several different hens, but have you ever given a hen a turkey poult?

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Hatching Eggs for Sale! Getting Started with Incubation
December 24, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

The incubator method is an option when hatching eggs. Using hatching eggs for sale from a reputable, quality egg seller, is fun for the whole family.

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Ordering Hatching Eggs: Chickens First Class!
December 24, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Sunny Miller-O’Connor offers plenty of tips for ordering hatching eggs: chickens, quail, or any other poultry. She has been incubating mail-order hatching eggs for years.

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