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Treating Livestock and Chicken Eye Problems
March 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. When our chickens and livestock get an eye injury or any type of wound, …

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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
March 8, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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What is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens!
February 18, 2020 · · 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.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
February 8, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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How to Start Raising Chickens For Eggs
December 11, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

More and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens. Raising chickens for eggs is a great family project and an easy way to be more self-sustainable.

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like …

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the …

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I …

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
September 4, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Pigeons are remarkable for so many reasons. A true cosmopolitan, long after humans have left this earth, only cockroaches, rats, and pigeons will remain. Humans and pigeons …

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