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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
August 8, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites While quail certainly aren’t as popular as chickens, their advantages to both rural and urban farms cannot be more underscored. Raising quail is also easy, and since …

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
August 5, 2021 · · Coops

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 for new items.

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
August 4, 2021 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites As the year of the rooster winds down, let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties …

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Hidden Health Problems: Chicken Lice and Mites
August 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

It’s inevitable. Someday, no matter how careful you are or how clean you keep things, you’re going to find chicken lice, mites, or both on your birds and in your coop.

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
July 25, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy …

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
July 25, 2021 · · 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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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
July 25, 2021 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and run for years, my answer is always yes, but I do have a few cautions if you’re considering a mixed flock.

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without …

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Keeping Guinea Fowl: Reasons to Love Them or Not
July 14, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl undoubtedly spark more debates than any other barnyard poultry species. Some people love them, others despise them. What’s all the fuss about? Here are eight great …

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