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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 . · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your chickens may face, …

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A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, is a type …

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Tips on Raising Chickens with Dogs
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

  Can raising chickens with dogs work for you? It depends on the dog. And it depends on you. We had an easy start to raising chickens with dogs. Oh’no, …

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How to Care for Ducklings
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Learning how to care for ducklings is a little different than learning how to care for chicks. Though they have similar overall needs for food, water, warmth, and safety, ducklings …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 they are less …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

By Christina Allen – Of the few people keeping flocks of heritage turkeys, most seem to either just buy a few poults to raise for harvesting in the fall or …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have installed …

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Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as soon as your …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that was formerly a …

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How To Build A Poultry Water Stand

By William Morrow, Whitmore Farms Everyone that has chickens knows what a challenge it can be to keep their water source clean. The birds love to scratch and kick up litter …

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