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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
November 29, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was …

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Rooster of Barcelos
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

This happy rooster with a bright red comb, adorned with hearts and flowers, is the unofficial symbol of Portugal, representing honesty, integrity, trust, and honor. He is said to be the embodiment of the Portuguese people’s love of life.

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Chicken Books for Young Readers

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, or otherwise to a young chicken lover here are some great picture and middle-grade chicken books that will keep them wanting to turn the pages.

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Four More Diseases That Specifically Threaten New Chicks

Chicks lack immunity to a wide array of viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal diseases that may be found around the world and at all times. Strong biosecurity measures are particularly important when caring for newly hatched chicks.

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 26, 2021 · · Coops

My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air chicken pens and runs in puddles.

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Breed Profile: Golden Comet Chickens
November 26, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Golden Comet chickens are friendly, calm, and prolific layers, making excellent backyard birds, but life is often shortened by reproductive tract issues.

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My Great-Grandmother’s Egg Custard Pie
November 23, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

In my experience, either either you’re a custard pie lover or a custard pie hater. My husband and I are custard pie lovers!

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What is Custard and Where is It From?

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple bowl of goodness like egg custard to wash away the worries and stresses in life. But what is custard?

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