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Speckled Sussex Chicken: A Favorite Backyard Breed
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I guess every chicken keeper has a favorite backyard chicken breed. While visiting our farm, a young homesteader asked me which of the breeds I currently have do …

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What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without …

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – It is time to begin preparations for breeding and collecting eggs for hatching. Anyone can have great success in learning how to hatch …

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Learn to Speak Goose

Add to Favorites Most people can readily identify the call of a goose. But did you know that geese have so much more to say than just their proverbial honk? …

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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock. Let’s talk …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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WINTER WATER: Keep it Flowing For Your Poultry!

Add to Favorites By Lana Beckard, Nutrena Poultry Expert Like all living things, chickens need water to thrive, but keeping your hens hydrated in winter can be a challenge when …

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3D Printer Gives A Chicken A New Leg, Better Life

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida A team at Tufts University and a Massachusetts farm have combined efforts to create a prosthetic leg using a 3D printer for a hen named …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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