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Six Winter Keeping Tips for Backyard Chickens
December 27, 2019 · · Coops

Many people ask: Do chickens need heat in winter? The answer is backyard chickens are far more cold-hardy than you may imagine. Courtesy of fall molting, chickens should have a full set of new fluffy feathers for winter that will keep them perfectly comfortable in temperatures down to 40 degrees and just fine well below freezing, assuming they are in good health.

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain …

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50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
September 9, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites New flock owners are always on the hunt for creative chicken nesting box ideas, so we asked our Backyard Poultry readers to share their suggestions, pictures, and advice! …

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Quail Egg Benefits: Nature’s Perfect Finger Food

Add to Favorites Story and Photos By Janice Cole, Minnesota There’s something about quail eggs that makes them hard to resist. The tiny brown-speckled gems with their aqua interiors look …

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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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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited …

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What is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens!
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven’t looked …

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Chickens Eating Eggs: 10 Ways to Stop or Prevent It
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Most of us who are in the business of raising backyard poultry are doing it for the eggs. Am I right? When your chicken’s eating eggs, nobody …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw …

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