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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
August 27, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. Even the best …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and …

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How to Raise Free Range Chickens
July 18, 2019 · · Chickens 101

In the discussion of raising chickens, there have been two traditional schools of thought. The first is total free range. Usually, an evening feeding of grain or other treat is used …

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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
June 25, 2019 · · Coops

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 most farms, and …

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond to changing conditions, …

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Are Guinea Hens the Worst Moms of All?

By Jeannette Ferguson – Guinea Fowl Breeders Association Do guinea hens really make bad moms? Is there really a concern? What exactly is the problem with guinea hen moms, and why do …

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Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
April 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others. I’ve never had a problem with Chief, …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end up …

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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks in the brooder …

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