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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
August 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to discard poultry manure …

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How to Break Up a Broody Hen
August 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Some chicken keepers are delighted when one of their hens goes broody, meaning she’s determined to set on a nest of eggs until they hatch. A broody hen can be …

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How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
June 28, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Is keeping chickens one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does a wannabe chicken …

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A No Crow Collar Reduces Rooster Crowing Volume
June 10, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Some people love to hear a rooster crowing. Others complain so vociferously you’d think they were talking about a barking dog. The former are usually backyard chicken keepers, the latter …

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Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking order will be …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional gifts: …

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A Storybook Life of a Polish Chicken

By Tamara Staples, New York — Jan Brett is an author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books. Each book, with its intricate illustrations and colorful stories about animals and children …

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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Most chickens have worms of one sort or another, and an otherwise healthy chicken can tolerate a modest worm load. A heavy worm load, however, can impair a chicken’s immune …

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The Chicken Hotel
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Susie Kearley – When you go on holiday, it’s not always easy finding someone to care for your flock. So in 2007, David Roberts opened The Chicken Hotel in …

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