essential-oils

Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
September 9, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that roost in trees. Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
August 29, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Here’s what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
August 23, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well.

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Corn for Chickens and Other Chicken Myths
August 15, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. While some chicken myths are harmless, others can be dangerous.

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Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than a car ride away to your lo-cal veterinarian office — this is not true for chickens and other backyard poultry.

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
April 25, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for First-Timers
January 31, 2022 · · Coops

How to build a chicken coop and all the many features that can be built in or around them can be overwhelming for the first time coop builder. If you’re preparing to build your first coop, I know the question on your mind.

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

Add to Favorites You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby …

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How to Make Pickled Eggs and Other Great Ways to Preserve Eggs

I encountered many surprises when I first started raising backyard chickens, but one I hadn’t expected was the uneven cycle of egg production.

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