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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
March 29, 2020 · · Coops

When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted me, it flew off and dropped the Leghorn’s body.

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Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens
February 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as “DE”.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
May 21, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – It’s the time of year again to buy feed for the new chicks you’ve just purchased. You’re walking down the feed aisle …

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
April 29, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you …

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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed …

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Plymouth Barred Rock Chickens: The Original Heirloom Chicken Breed

Add to Favorites by Robert Blosl – Plymouth Barred Rock chickens were developed just after the Civil War with the expectation of developing a dual-purpose fowl that had a good …

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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy …

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