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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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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 8, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
June 27, 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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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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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 . · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath. …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. …

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
June 17, 2019 . · Feed & Health

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This …

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, …

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Chicken Life Cycle: 6 Milestones of Your Flock

Graduating school. Getting married. Having children. Retirement. We celebrate many milestones in life. Key moments also happen for backyard chickens. While your flock won’t be buying their first new car …

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How to Transport Chickens Safely and Easily
June 4, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our recent move 900 miles north from Virginia to Maine necessitated me figuring out how to transport chickens safely and easily. I had never before so much as brought a …

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