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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Seeds & Guts?
November 1, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to understand what to feed chickens to keep them healthy on a daily basis. But they absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with …

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The Phantom Chicken of London: Tastes Like Spooky!
October 31, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What has feathers, a British accent and goes cluck in the night? When we booked a trip to England this past summer, I wasn’t thinking, “Hey, let’s …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas – Olivia Dougherty, who lives in Delaware, Maryland, created her chicken clothes for a contest, sponsored by Cooptastic, one of the nation’s premier …

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This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 28, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the …

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020
October 25, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020 • 14/6 features stories on coccidiosis, selling eggs as a business, winter comfort food recipes made with eggs, PLUS a new fibromelanistic breed that may be available in 2020!

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From Funny Chicken Videos to World Records, Backyard Poultry Have Become Ubiquitous
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Can you believe that 2019 marked the 30th year of the World Wide Web? As we enter 2020 and your resolutions begin to formulate, consider breaking your own poultry-related world record.

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Developing Moonbeam Chickens
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

For a year and a half, Danielle has been working to develop a new breed of chickens, and she is almost there. These chickens have black skin and beaks with stark white feathers. She calls them Moonbeam chickens.

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