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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
May 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Button quail, which are also known as Chinese painted quail, Chung-Chi, Asian blue quail or blue- breasted quail, are well, cute as a button! The smallest of …

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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
April 20, 2021 · · Coops

One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the ground they should be positioned. So here’s everything you need to know about chicken roosting bars.

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
March 29, 2021 · · Coops

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 for new items.

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
March 24, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
March 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken.

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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
March 5, 2021 · · Feed & Health

A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow.

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
December 17, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that roost in trees. Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age.

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 16, 2020 · · Coops

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 heaps of snow and experience temperatures in the negatives.

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Chicken Soup is Good Medicine
November 12, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Have you ever wondered why chicken soup is good for you? As cold weather approaches my thoughts invariably turn to that ultimate comfort food — chicken soup.

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