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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, …

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

Add to Favorites By Lisa Jansen Mathews I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet. The …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the …

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Ginger, For Better Overall Poultry Health
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When most of us think of ginger, we likely think of ginger ale as a digestive aid or to quell nausea. And that seems to be the …

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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Free radicals happen. They happen to us humans, and they happen to our chickens. They are unstable molecules that damage body cells, impair immunity and contribute to …

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Herbs Especially For Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Spring brings warmer weather and often the advent of broody hens wanting to hatch a clutch of eggs. I recommend offering your hens some herbs specially chosen …

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Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Raw Oats or Cornmeal Adding a bit of raw oats or ground cornmeal to your chicks’ feed can help prevent pasty butt, an affliction most common in shipped chicks that …

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken and dirty feathers don’t …

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Breakfast of Champion Poultry Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Good-quality layer feed is all your chickens really need to eat, but by adding a few supplements to their feed you can provide your flock a healthy boost to …

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Are Chickens Lactose Intolerant?
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites One of the many sources of nutrients my chickens enjoy in their varied diet is milk from my Nubian dairy goats. Sometimes they get it fresh and …

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