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Tips for Freezing Eggs
June 8, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

When you have an abundance, do you need ideas regarding what to do with lots of eggs? Here are some tips for freezing eggs to use when the hens stop laying.

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
June 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you clean out your refrigerator, scrape the dinner plates or bring home leftovers from dinner out, why not set some aside for your flock?

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Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
June 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made in feeding poultry.

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
June 6, 2022 · · 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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Show Chickens For Kids
June 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Show Chickens are a great way to get your kids interested in agriculture, started in 4-H and give them a positive experience in poultry showmanship.

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens

Poultry is one of the most popular projects in 4-H and I often get asked how to choose the best show chickens. Why is the poultry project so popular?

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties to your backyard flock. 1. Roosters Lead to …

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a …

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