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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

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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50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
September 9, 2019 · · Coops

New flock owners are always on the hunt for creative chicken nesting box ideas, so we asked our Backyard Poultry readers to share their suggestions, pictures, and advice! Take a look …

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think …

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
August 13, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and …

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds healthy. As important …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 8, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and …

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How to Make Guinea Hen Egg Pound Cake
June 26, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

An egg separator seemed like a useless gadget until I cracked open an egg to use for making guinea hen egg pound cake and tried to separate the yolk from …

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What Causes Double Yolk Eggs & Other Odd Eggs?

As spring chicks start to grow up and lay eggs, odds are you may find a double yolk egg in your egg collecting basket. To be clear, double yolk eggs …

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