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Common Poultry Abbreviations
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites From the day I first started keeping chickens I’ve constantly run across abbreviations used by other poultry keepers that “everybody else” seems to know. Poultry shows are …

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What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without a box full of baby chicks

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Avian Flu in Britain

Add to Favorites by Susie Kearley Outbreaks of Avian flu in Britain have been regular occurrences over the past 20 years. In fact, bird flu has been a big a …

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Using Comfrey Salve for Injured Poultry
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are …

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A Guide to Poultry Parasites

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big …

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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, …

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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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