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How to Make a Chicken Swing
September 23, 2019 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to make a chicken swing for your flock? They have a large run, a substantial and well-built coop, and plenty to eat.

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers are designed to …

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7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard chicken keepers often …

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Heroic Pigeons in World War II

By Susie Kearley – Pigeons aren’t everyone’s favorite bird. Some people consider them to be pests or even vermin, but for others, pigeons are amazing creatures. Homing pigeons can fly …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
August 30, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is …

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Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

By Jen Pitino – Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?

Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process that includes many …

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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated and Washed?
August 8, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Do eggs need to be refrigerated and washed? If you keep backyard chickens, the washing and storage of eggs are the two most controversial egg-related topics among avid owners of …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Seeds & Guts?

When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to understand what to feed chickens to keep them healthy on a daily basis. But they absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with so many great …

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Our Favorite Egg Bake Recipe for Chickens
July 29, 2019 · · Feed & Health

An egg bake recipe for chickens? Why not? I’m cooking eggs for my chickens. Why in the world would I cook eggs for chickens? Good question. Yes, we’ve been raising …

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