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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

Add to Favorites By Joy E. Cressler – Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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Do Chickens Sweat to Cool Down?
June 7, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not backyard chickens. For our …

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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
May 19, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Claw Trimming 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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How a Broody Hen Hatches Chicks

Add to Favorites Modern breeding has pretty much eliminated broodiness in most large fowl breeds, although there still may be one or two within a flock that have retained those …

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

Add to Favorites by Armani Tavares There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt …

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Can Chickens Make You Sick?

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Backyard chicken keeping is at an all-time high. Many people add hens as a part of producing their own food. The chickens can provide free …

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are …

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Pigeons Strike a Pose

Add to Favorites Bret Hartman has photographed everyone from comedian Will Ferrell to legendary actor Dustin Hoffman, so we challenged him with a new assignment: pigeons. He captured these stunning …

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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
March 1, 2019 · · 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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