keeping-chickens

Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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Pumpkin Treats Chickens Will Love for Cool Weather
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Did you know that there are many pumpkin treats chickens will love to eat during the cooler weather? As summer turns to fall, it’s a great time to store up …

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of summer. Heat waves, …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
March 14, 2019 . · 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 …

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 they are less …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have installed …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that might be your …

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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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