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Chicken Mites & Northern Fowl Mites: Controlling Infestations

By Laura E. John – The goal of most poultry flock owners is to reap all of the benefits from their investments of time, money and labor. An essential step …

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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new chickens directly into an established flock can be rough. How Can you be Successful Introducing New …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out the window and …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the fifth gets complicated. …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is …

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Easy DIY Nest Box Ideas
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

There are pre-made chicken nesting boxes available for purchase through poultry supply retailers. You can also get creative and come up with some nice chicken nesting boxes from materials you …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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How to Make Nest Box Curtains
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Erin Phillips – DIY nest box curtains are an easy and useful addition to any chicken coop design. Maybe you’ve seen them in photos of coops before and thought …

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Four Flags Farm DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Armonda & Ben Riggs, Four Flags Farm L.C.C. – Our biggest goal for the year was to welcome chickens onto our farm. We are avid DIYers, and we wanted a chicken …

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Story & Photos By Carole West Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? There are …

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