chicken-run

Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

By Susie Kearley – When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a …

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5 Immune Boosting Supplements and Herbs for Chickens

By Amy Fewell – Chickens are one of the easiest farm animals to raise, but sometimes they can be the most daunting to keep healthy. You can use herbs for …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of summer. Heat waves, …

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Can Chickens Eat Corn Cob? Yes!
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

JFA Speckled Sussex with Corn Cob Treat Leftover corn cobs from Halloween and Thanksgiving don’t need to be thrown away. You may wonder can chickens eat corn cobs? Yes they …

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Chicken Frostbite — Treatment & Prevention
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Many areas have been hit with a deep cold already this season, with temperatures below zero and wind chills much colder. It takes about 10 minutes in below freezing temperatures …

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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Recently one of my podcast listeners asked me, what can chickens eat out of the garden? He wrote: “A question that occurred to me recently is regarding garden waste. I recently …

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Treating Livestock and Chicken Eye Problems
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. When our chickens and livestock get an eye injury or any type of wound, I grab the …

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Secret Life of Poultry: Charlene

by Lacey Hughett Last summer in western Massachusetts, Jude was visited by a stray chicken. Jude, having absolutely no experience with chickens, wasn’t quite sure what to make of the …

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Local Students Connect With Farm Life by Adopting Chickens

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 around them in …

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The Polish Chicken: “The Royalty of Poultry”

By Terry Beebe – The Poland is a unique breed of poultry. It has various names worldwide, which include Padua and Polish chicken and although all of these names would …

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