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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds …

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds healthy.

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Is Poultry Processing Equipment Rental a Viable Option?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – A challenge small poultry producers face bringing their products to market is staying in compliance with health laws. Poultry processing equipment rental may …

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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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Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock?
July 14, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Can you predator proof your flock? Of course, the answer is yes and no. As with most all other issues in life, the question of protecting chickens …

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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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Respiratory Distress in Chickens

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas, New Hampshire Abnormal breathing in a chicken could mean the bird is hot, scared or it might mean that the bird has a respiratory disease. …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 4, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and homesteaders alike.

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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