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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that …

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10 Chicken-Feeding Facts

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert Some say chickens are simple animals. We say they are amazing! Like humans, though, a wholesome diet can make a big …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
February 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately …

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How to Cook Stewing Hens and Roosters
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites A friend of mine approached me several months ago and asked if we wanted a few roosters. I sighed and asked what was going on knowing that if we …

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

One of the frustrating moments in chicken keeping is wondering why do my chickens eat their eggs. As you reach into the nest box to collect eggs, you find a sticky, wet mess instead. If this has happened to you, one or more of your chickens may be an egg eater.

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Building a Portable Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

I have wanted chickens for a long time, not only for the eggs and meat, but to help control the bugs that get into the gardens (not to mention, the fertilizer they produce).

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Keep Rats Out of Your Urban Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Maureen Mackey, Oregon Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have in-stalled coops in their backyards. There is no need to live …

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Pine Meadows’ Hobby Farms Easy-Clean Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon In November of 2012, my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. This farm is …

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The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Having grown up farming, Dennis and Dianna Westphal were no strangers to the joys of raising chickens. After 20 years or so without them, Dennis decided in the spring of 2013 …

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