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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

By Susie Kearley – When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a …

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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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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Top 10 Duck Raising Questions Answered

By Alina Jumabhoy from New Life on a Homestead – While ducks are relatively easy poultry to raise and care for, they do still have specific requirements that need to be met. Whether …

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

By Susie Kearley – Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors! When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in …

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Raising Geese and Ducks on Pasture

By Steve Edwards – The term “pastured poultry” usually brings to mind some type of free-range chicken enterprise. Chickens can be free-ranged for meat or egg production, but you can also …

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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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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

By Don Schrider – Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great …

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Raising Chickens Brought Positive Energy to Our Lives!

By Susie Kearley Anya Lautenbach from Buckinghamshire, England, started raising chickens last year, and the whole family fell in love with the birds; they’re totally devoted to them. Her husband …

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More Continental Poultry Breeds

In this part 4 on the Preserved Breeds of Lille Museum of Natural History, we cover more of the Continental breeds. Combattant du Nord The Combattant du Nord (Northern Fighter) …

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