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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

By Joy E. Cressler – Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it …

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Plan Ahead for Buying Baby Chicks and Ducklings for Easter
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

There’s little doubt that you will consider buying baby chicks, ducklings or bunnies once they begin to appear in the garden centers and feed stores across the country. The cute factor is almost …

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Chicken Class Action

Story and Photos By Dennis Carlson It all came about in the usual way. The fifth-sixth grade teacher at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, Glory Jansen, asked me, “Do you know …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota My grandmother, born in 1893, was one of eight siblings raised on a diversified family farm in the township  of Tevis, Kansas, just outside of Topeka. …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
February 25, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months. Multiply …

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Homemade Cream Puffs and Eclairs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

The first time I made cream puffs was for a client during my catering days. At the time I could make just about any kind of dessert, including pie recipes from …

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How to Make Homemade Donuts
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“Mom’s making donuts!” That’s what my kids used to shout when they saw a tray of homemade donuts raising on the kitchen counter. Did you know that over 10 billion …

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Coolest Coops 2017 Winners
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Editors’ Choice The winners of our fourth annual Coolest Coops contest are full of inspiring ideas and beautiful ways to create safe havens for your backyard poultry. Winners received prizes …

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Cooper’s Roost
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Photos and Story by Lacy Cooper Our Cooper’s Roost is built entirely from scratch by my husband, Greg Cooper, using spare rough-cut wood left over from renovating our 100-year-old barn. …

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, …

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