from-scratch

4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to …

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Chicken Class Action

Add to Favorites 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, …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites “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 …

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Coolest Coops 2017 Winners
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Cooper’s Roost
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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