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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
January 3, 2022 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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Using the Deep Litter Method in the Coop
January 3, 2022 · · Coops

Using the deep litter method in your coop can make the difference between you enjoying keeping chickens and you hating your coop every weekend. Let me show you why the deep litter method will simplify your life and your coop chores.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
December 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
December 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
December 29, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

One of the frustrating moments in chicken keeping is wondering why do my chickens eat their eggs. As you reach into the nest box to collect eggs, you find a sticky, wet mess instead. If this has happened to you, one or more of your chickens may be an egg eater.

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How to Make Pickled Eggs and Other Great Ways to Preserve Eggs

I encountered many surprises when I first started raising backyard chickens, but one I hadn’t expected was the uneven cycle of egg production.

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How a Chicken Lays an Egg Inside of an Egg
December 29, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When raising chickens for eggs, expect the unexpected. Though quite rare, it is well-known that occasionally a hen will lay an egg inside of an egg. The cause …

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Backyard Poultry February/March 2022
December 27, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry February/March 2022 — 17/1 is in homes January 13th, 2022, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on shipping chicks and ducklings, blindness in poultry and hens on hospice, the composition within a bag of poultry feed, and how allergens in soy and other feedstuffs may transfer into meat and eggs.

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A Homemade Incubator

Add to Favorites By Brandi Tait, Alabama This incubator is small, but you can go larger if you use a fan to move the heat. I like to start with …

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What Do Chickens Need? — Chickens in a Minute Video
December 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. …

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