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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet.

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6 Ways to Prepare for Raising Chickens in Winter
December 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

As winter is soon to set in, fall is useful for making some necessary preparations. Raising chickens in winter has its challenges, but these six tips for fall flock preparation will help your chickens get through the colder months in good health.

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Preventing Frozen Chicken Eggs
December 6, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Here are some cold weather egg tips that might help prevent cracked or fully frozen chicken eggs this winter.

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Winter Feed Supplements
December 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Just as in human diets, excess fat in your chickens’ diet should be limited to prevent unhealthy weight gain and health issues, but when it comes to providing an energy source for your flock through the winter, you just can’t beat it.

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
December 2, 2021 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
December 2, 2021 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet.

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Check Out the Chickens

These four farms introduced creative agri-tourism activities featuring their flocks, showcasing opportunities to help bring in a little extra scratch while providing rewarding connections between your chickens and farm visitors.

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Self Colors in Ducks: Chocolate

Chocolate self-colored ducks are a somewhat rare phenotype seen in domestic duck breeds. The brown dilution gene is what causes the actual color.

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What are Chicken Feathers Used For?
December 1, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Eggs and meat hold a strong place in the poultry industry, but what are chicken feathers used for? And how can you capitalize on these chicken feather uses?

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Chicken Planning
December 1, 2021 · · Coops

We’ve raised chickens for decades, but this is the first time we’ll have a chance to build infrastructure from the ground up and avoid repeating past mistakes. Our goal is to maximize what chickens can do for us above and beyond eggs.

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