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Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
November 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite …

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A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
November 7, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They …

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A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues
November 6, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When planning your chicken coop designs for anyone who lives in the frigid north, have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for backyard chickens? I’ve …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 28, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the …

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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
October 23, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop. …

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
October 16, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Jeannette Ferguson, Guinea Fowl Breeders Association (GFBA) President Photographs by members of the GFBA Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will …

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Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

Add to Favorites By Robyn Scherer, M. Agr., Colorado Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the …

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