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Keeping Guinea Fowl Safe
November 10, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl are unique in the poultry world. Anyone who has ever kept guinea fowl will know exactly what I am referring to. If you are wondering …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the …

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Tips on Raising Chickens with Dogs
October 11, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites   Can raising chickens with dogs work for you? It depends on the dog. And it depends on you. We had an easy start to raising chickens …

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Useful Chicken Accessories for Your Flock
October 8, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chicken keeping is becoming increasingly popular across the country. This popularity surge has led to the invention of new chicken accessories for small and large flock keepers …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
September 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 21, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a …

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