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Chickens as Pets in the House
July 1, 2019 . · Chickens 101

You live in the city but you are a farmer at heart. You may wonder, “Are chickens allowed in my city?” In many towns and neighborhoods the answer is no. But …

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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
May 19, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Claw Trimming A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow. Chickens evolved in …

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Good Pigeon Loft Design Can Help Your Pigeons Stay Healthy
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Pigeons are adaptable, hardy, and agile. And although the types of pigeons range in size and function, all pigeons have similar husbandry requirements. Knowing what to feed pigeons and the …

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard

By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not …

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Pros and Cons of Red Ranger Chickens vs. Cornish Cross Chickens
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

When it comes to choosing which meat chickens to raise, there are several options available. Broilers such as the Cornish Cross chicken and the Red Ranger chicken generally are the most …

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How to Make Homemade Donuts
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“Mom’s making donuts!” That’s what my kids used to shout when they saw a tray of homemade donuts raising on the kitchen counter. Did you know that over 10 billion …

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
February 20, 2019 . · 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 …

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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop. Running an extension …

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Bedding For Chickens: Safe and Easy Winter Coop Heat and Insulation
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

With the proper bedding for chickens, your flock is able to withstand the cold weather quite well. Heat generally isn’t necessary in chicken coops, but we’ve all seen the sad …

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Ask the Expert —Dec 15/Jan 16

Broody For Too Long? We have a 6-month-old bantam hen, “Little Girl,” who has been brooding for 24 days. We took away her eggs in the chicken house and in the barn, so …

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