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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks

Free! Five baby chicks with each feed purchase! The deal is tempting and new chicken owners rush to the feed stores for free chick days.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for First-Timers
May 10, 2021 · · 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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Chicken Myths, Busted

Add to Favorites By Robert Pekel, Arkansas The demand for fresh, nourishing food free of chemicals is accelerating. Small backyard chicken flocks are a clean, healthy source of eggs and …

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Hatching Duck Eggs: When Fertile Eggs Don’t Hatch
May 6, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

I recently ventured into hatching duck eggs, an area that I had previously avoided ever since we started keeping ducks. Not only am I allowing Margarita, our broody duck to sit on fertile eggs, I am actually encouraging it.

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
May 4, 2021 · · Feed & Health

If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others.

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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Hidden Health Problems: Chicken Lice and Mites
April 28, 2021 · · Feed & Health

It’s inevitable. Someday, no matter how careful you are or how clean you keep things, you’re going to find chicken lice, mites, or both on your birds and in your coop.

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
April 28, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the …

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Helping Your Flock Get the Most Out of Their Meals

Add to Favorites Choosing a feed for your chickens can be tricky. There are tons of options in the feed aisle — every bag claiming to give your bird exactly …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
March 29, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites While quail certainly aren’t as popular as chickens, their advantages to both rural and urban farms cannot be more underscored. Raising quail is also easy, and since …

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