manure

Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
October 20, 2021 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think creatively in order to reduce the waste.

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
October 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does a wannabe chicken keeper begin? The road may seem daunting at first.

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Special Issue: Raising Small Animals — The Homestead Chicken, Housing Your Flock
September 27, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank What is a Chicken Coop? It’s simply a structure which gives your flock shelter from weather and predators. Have you ever picked up a …

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
September 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 8, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
September 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
August 23, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months.

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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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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
August 8, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you plan to keep quail, you will need a place for them to live. Although they are gaining in popularity, quail are not yet mainstays on …

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