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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how …

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with …

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

Add to Favorites By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San …

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Automating a Chicken Coop Door Using Arduino
August 16, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When we designed our chicken coop, automating our chicken coop door was a necessity. There was already so much to consider, from the design and quantity of nesting …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the …

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4 Lessons Learned Raising Meat Chickens
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites I knew this already; I grew up on a farm. I’ve seen Food, Inc. and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I know the difference between raising egg layers, …

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Two Chicken Coop Sheds We Love

Add to Favorites Chicken Coop Shed #1 By Stephanie Thomas – In 2005 both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer. Life definitely changed, and not really for the best. …

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

Add to Favorites By Christine Henrichs – No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
June 27, 2019 · · 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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