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Lavender, for a Stress-Free Coop
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to use in my chicken keeping because it has so many benefits for chickens when you add it to their …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota My grandmother, born in 1893, was one of eight siblings raised on a diversified family farm in the township  of Tevis, Kansas, just …

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Herbs Especially For Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Spring brings warmer weather and often the advent of broody hens wanting to hatch a clutch of eggs. I recommend offering your hens some herbs specially chosen …

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Organic Poultry Production in India

Add to Favorites By T. Sasidhar, K. Mani, R. Amutha, K. Rajendran and T. Vasanthakumar Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, …

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Cooking with Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Eggs

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota Having raised a variety of chickens from bantams to the larger breeds, I am familiar with a range in the …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2019
February 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Saxony Ducks Hey there! Absolutely love your website. What a great resource trying to figure out how to get some ducks on her property. My main goals …

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan. When it comes to …

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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Waterer System for Less Than $150
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Once he figured out how to build a chicken coop, my husband built my portable hen house on a tractor for me in 2009 for my, ahem, …

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Spring Cleaning Avoids Chicken Parasites
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning in the chicken coop. It’s also time to check for needed repairs and check for chicken parasites that may …

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Ask the Expert — October/November 2017
October 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Rooster Yawning One of our two-year-old Leghorn hens occasionally just bursts into these fits of yawning. They just come at random times like when she is eating …

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