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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
September 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to …

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Breeding Chickens for Egg and Meat Production

Let’s face it. Few of us raise poultry in our backyards because there is some great financial advantage in doing so. Some of us do it because of fascination.

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. But they got me started.

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Poultry Veterinarians
September 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

To find the best practitioner for your flock, it helps to understand what a poultry veterinarian does, and how this type of veterinarian fits into your homestead life.

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Types of Chicken Combs
September 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

While there are nine types of chicken combs recognized, Dr. Brigid McCrea says children and backyard hobbyists who are interested in genetics would find the results of breeding different combs very interesting.

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How To Pasteurize Eggs At Home
September 1, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

If you’ve ever wondered how to pasteurize eggs at home, look no further! And, there’s a kitchen tool that’ll make is super simple.

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Fall Poultry Giveaway – More Than $1,500 Worth of Prizes!
September 1, 2021 · · Giveaways

Treat your flock to something special while getting a little something for you, too. Enter weekly to win, and every week you enter, you will also get an extra entry toward the grand prize week!

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Chicken Nesting Box Herbs
August 31, 2021 · · Coops, Members Only

Living on a farm was Diana’s dream, and chickens became a part of that reality. She soon discovered that chicken nesting box herbs helped her birds to relax and settle.

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What Killed My Chicken?
August 31, 2021 · · Coops

Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you’re dealing with.

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Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as we slip in to fall weather and shorter days.

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