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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps
August 12, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Have you ever wondered what goes through a chicken’s mind? Wouldn’t it be helpful if they could say, “My feathers are itchy!” or “I’m bored!”? Though humans and hens don’t …

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 . · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath. …

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Do Chickens Sweat to Cool Down?

By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not backyard chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy …

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Useful Chicken Accessories for Your Flock
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chicken keeping is becoming increasingly popular across the country. This popularity surge has led to the invention of new chicken accessories for small and large flock keepers alike. Whether you’re …

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How Do Chickens Mate?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

“How do chickens mate?” might be a question you have when you first keep a rooster. And it might seem a bit disturbing at first if you have not witnessed …

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What is the Purpose of a Dust Bath for Chickens?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our feathered friends clean themselves in a special way using a chicken dust bath. For first-time chicken keepers, seeing chickens taking a dust bath for the first time can be an …

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

By Jeannette S. Ferguson – Moving to a home with some land in the country has its advantages. It is quieter, peaceful, no fumes from cars, buses or trucks, no smog, …

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

By Jodi Helmer – Robert Litt makes sure the six hens foraging, roosting, and scratching in the backyard coop and run of his Portland, Oregon home are never bored. In urban …

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How to Keep Your Hens Happy
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Keeping your hens happy is easy once you know what motivates their behavior. Nearly all of a chicken’s activities are motivated by three basic needs: to get enough to eat, …

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What Roosters Are Crowing About

By Kenny Coogan Some days it sounds like The View is being recorded in my henhouse with all of the clucking that goes on. At other times the birds’ soft …

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