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How to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 27, 2019 . · Coops

With summer heat upon us, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can be harder on a flock than the cold temperatures of winter. The effects of heat are cumulative …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

A pumpkin chicken treat is no trick. Can chickens eat pumpkin? Yes. It is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and calcium, that the chickens love, with the added …

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is more than just cuteness that leads one …

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The Endocrine System of a Chicken

By Thomas L. Fuller, New York I hope the illustrated chicken models of Hank and Henrietta have informed you of what makes our feathered friends “tick,” as the endocrine system …

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Egg Facts: 5 Reasons To Eat Eggs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Eggs add the perfect punch of protein to our diets. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality affordable sources of …

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, …

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc. Summer weather can …

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