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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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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are …

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Belgian D’Uccles: A True Bantam Chicken Breed
November 30, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I started raising Belgian d’Uccles, a true bantam chicken breed, about five years ago and it was quite by accident. I had bought a few mixed bantam chicks …

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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