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Quail Egg Benefits: Nature’s Perfect Finger Food

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 more like candy …

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

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 in their ability to …

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

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 back since. Initially, …

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

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 wins. There really …

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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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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 the ducklings on …

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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When the temperatures fall …

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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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Make Your Own Flock with Rooster and Hen Crochet Ornaments

By Toni Rexroat – There is nothing quite like a handmade gift. Homemade arts and crafts embody a personal love that is hard to replicate in a purchased present. They …

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