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Help Chickens Keep Their Cool

Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy summer days — which are increasing, due to climate change — can mean trouble.

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Managing Chicken Coop Smell
June 14, 2022 · · Coops

Does your chicken coop smell inordinately bad? Does your neighbor complain about the chicken coop smell wafting across the fenceline? If so, I’ve got a few tips and tricks you can employ to fix your coop, or at least understand the issue at hand.

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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How to Make Nest Box Curtains
May 25, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Erin Phillips – DIY nest box curtains are an easy and useful addition to any chicken coop design. Maybe you’ve seen them in photos of coops …

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
May 24, 2022 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to make a chicken swing for your flock? They have a large run, a substantial and well-built coop, and plenty to eat.

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
May 18, 2022 · · 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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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
May 3, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
May 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock.

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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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