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Rescuing British Battery Hens

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – While your backyard chickens probably enjoy a pampered life of luxury, some commercially farmed chickens have a more difficult life. The hen rescue initiative finds …

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Buckeye Enthusiast Keeps Heritage Hens Safe With Livestock Guardian Dogs

Add to Favorites By Brenda M.Negri – You can hear the dedication and sound reasoning in Washington farmer and heritage Buckeye breeder Barbara Judd’s voice when she says why she uses …

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It’s Show Time! Picking the Best Birds to Show and Making Sure They Look Their Best
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no …

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Chick Nutrition – Start to Finish
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to …

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Top 7 Questions About Vaccinating Your Flock

Add to Favorites By Michelle Miller – It’s spring again, which means lots of us are ramping up to bring home new birds. However, with new birds, come new (and old) …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the …

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

Add to Favorites By Lisa Jansen Mathews I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet. The …

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Bad Food for Chickens?

Add to Favorites Can you tell me what foods I shouldn’t give my chickens and roosters? Darlene McMahon We’ll share our list of foods we recommend here: • Apples • …

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