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A Storybook Life of a Polish Chicken

Add to Favorites By Tamara Staples, New York — Jan Brett is an author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books. Each book, with its intricate illustrations and colorful stories about …

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Tips for Helping Your Poultry Flock Through A Spring Feather Molt

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Conventional chicken keeping wisdom dictates that annual molting occurs at the end of summer or the early fall, when daylight hours shorten and temperatures …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens in Their Backyard
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites “Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives …

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Learn to Speak Goose

Add to Favorites Most people can readily identify the call of a goose. But did you know that geese have so much more to say than just their proverbial honk? …

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Lavender, for a Stress-Free Coop
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to use in my chicken keeping because it has so many benefits for chickens when you add it to their …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that …

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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the …

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Coopitecture™ 101: Location, Space & Design of Your Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Much like the houses you live in, each of America’s backyard chicken coops is built on a foundation of character and provides comfort to its residents. To …

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Natural Pest Controlling Methods: How To Control Flies In Your Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Natural pest controlling methods can be both effective and safe for controlling flies in your chicken coop. There are many different varieties of flies, but they are …

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