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Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
November 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite in the …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under heaps of …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 28, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the coops are …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
September 26, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the weather turns …

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How to Raise Free Range Chickens
July 18, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Favorite In the discussion of raising chickens, there have been two traditional schools of thought. The first is total free range. Usually, an evening feeding of grain or other treat is …

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Chickens as Pets in the House

Favorite You live in the city but you are a farmer at heart. You may wonder, “Are chickens allowed in my city?” In many towns and neighborhoods the answer is no. …

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?

Favorite Do chickens need heat in winter? Only the babies, and only for a short time. But how long do chicks need a heat lamp? A holiday tradition is, thankfully, …

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What is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens!
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven’t looked back since. …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the fifth gets …

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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet. Each …

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