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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 . · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your chickens may face, …

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
May 16, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a hair cut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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Lessons From a Neverending Battle Against Bumblefoot in Chickens

By Brittany Thompson, Georgia As long as I have been raising poultry, one of the most common problems I experience is bumblefoot in chickens. Here is what I have learned… Lesson …

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A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, is a type …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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Raising Geese and Ducks on Pasture

By Steve Edwards – The term “pastured poultry” usually brings to mind some type of free-range chicken enterprise. Chickens can be free-ranged for meat or egg production, but you can also …

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How to Successfully Incubate Peahen Eggs

By Craig Hopkins – Indiana, United Peafowl Association. People who raise peafowl have several options to choose from when it comes to the incubation of peahen eggs. The peahen eggs can be …

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Combating 7 Critters in Chicken Coops and Runs
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

Keeping a clean, critter-free chicken coop and run is important for your chickens’ health and happiness. Insects, bugs, and rodents carry disease and eat feed; snakes will eat eggs and …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how much time will …

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