chicken-feed

What Should Chickens Eat When They Turn 18? (Weeks Old)
June 27, 2020 · · Chickens 101

When you turn 18, you can do a lot of new things. You can vote, buy fireworks and even try your luck with the lottery. The magical number means – welcome to adulthood.

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
June 23, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.

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Chicken Life Cycle: 6 Milestones of Your Flock
April 21, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Graduating school. Getting married. Having children. Retirement. We celebrate many milestones in life. Key moments also happen for backyard chickens.

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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Two Paths to Producing Your Own Organic Eggs
May 30, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starting with baby chicks, it signals new life and new projects. Experienced chicken raisers feel a similar excitement …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than …

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

Add to Favorites By Jodi Helmer – Robert Litt makes sure the six hens foraging, roosting, and scratching in the backyard coop and run of his Portland, Oregon home are never …

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We Try To Put All the Poultry Clichés and Idioms in One Basket
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Our backyard poultry have infiltrated many aspects of our lives. They have their own feed stores, their own medical complexes and even their own departments within many …

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Local Students Connect With Farm Life by Adopting Chickens

Add to Favorites By Quinn Eurich, Connecticut The barn is a sturdy 135 years old, the bales of hay are from the previous year, and the families sitting on or …

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A Chicken’s Digestive System: The Journey From Feed to Egg
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished …

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