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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
January 19, 2022 · · Feed & Health

You should be aware of these common chick illnesses. While these illnesses can be scary, most can be prevented by keeping your brooder and coop clean.

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Spontaneous Sex Reversal In Your Poultry

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho A hen is born with two sex organs. One of these two organs is an ovary that functions somewhat similarly to a female …

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3 Tips to Help Hens Lay Eggs That Are Fresh & Healthy
January 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Raising backyard chickens should be fun. You provide your hens a chicken coop, care and quality feeds. They provide you nutritious eggs and undeniable companionship.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

Add to Favorites You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby …

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that breeds of poultry cannot be maintained. Your fowl are either improving or degenerating with each passing generation.

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
December 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments
December 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you recognize chicken ailments before it’s too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on …

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