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No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps
September 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your birds are going through molt.

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Lessons Learned by a Quail Newbie
September 23, 2021 · · Poultry 101

A few years back we decided it would be a fun adventure to add quail to our homestead. They say knowledge is power, and my friends, you have no idea how true that is until you go into something completely uneducated about that particular topic or situation.

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5 Quail Species to Raise
September 23, 2021 · · Poultry 101

When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger-scale productions.

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing
September 23, 2021 · · Poultry 101

If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They consume very little feed and require very little care to produce healthy, gourmet-quality quail eggs and meat for your family.

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Ask the Expert – Special Issue 2021

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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Waste Not – What to Do With Eggshells
September 21, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Homesteading is about learning to make do with things other people would throw away. One traditional homesteading tip involves what to do with eggshells.

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Just Ducky – The Sustainability of Muscovy Ducks
September 20, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Despite the prevalence of more modern, industrialized breeding methods, which have all but erased genetic diversity, some of the older breeds and species have adapted and still hang on. One of the more impressive examples of this is the Muscovy duck.

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How Permaculture Chickens Improve Sustainability
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens are one of the most versatile livestock for the small farmer, lending themselves to nearly any venture, from backyard to commercial. They also play a unique role in the exciting world of permaculture.

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Growing Fodder for Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

If you are a backyard farmer who frequents the internet for advice, chances are you’ve come across the concept of growing fodder for chickens.

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Protein and Enzymes in Organic Non-GMO Chicken Feed

Chickens’ diets influence the nutritional value of the eggs or meat they produce, so flock owners find it important to feed organically to avoid the genetically modified organisms, pesticides, and herbicides present in most conventional feed.

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