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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon – Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), …

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Our Favorite Egg Bake Recipe for Chickens
July 29, 2019 . · Feed & Health

An egg bake recipe for chickens? Why not? I’m cooking eggs for my chickens. Why in the world would I cook eggs for chickens? Good question. Yes, we’ve been raising …

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

By Joy E. Cressler – Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it …

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets

By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers are designed to …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that was formerly a …

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The Chicken Hotel
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Susie Kearley – When you go on holiday, it’s not always easy finding someone to care for your flock. So in 2007, David Roberts opened The Chicken Hotel in …

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Coolest Coops 2017 Winners
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Editors’ Choice The winners of our fourth annual Coolest Coops contest are full of inspiring ideas and beautiful ways to create safe havens for your backyard poultry. Winners received prizes …

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Building My Dream Chicken Run and Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Don Hoch – My fascination with chickens started when I was just a boy of 13 years. I tended the chickens, gathered the eggs, cleaned the chicken run and coop. …

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy to clean coop. I came up with this chicken …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, …

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