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Toxins in the Environment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Poisoning is relatively unusual in backyard poultry, especially if you use common sense in keeping your flock away from pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicide-treated seed (intended for planting), …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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No Chickens Allowed!

Add to Favorites By Jeffrey Bradley, Florida Five years ago, I’d never thought of chickens beyond Kentucky fried. Then one day our daughter brought home a fuzzy yellow Christmas chick someone no longer …

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Winter Windowsill Herbs for Chickens

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson — Growing herbs inside is a great way to beat the winter blues. Right now, most of us are bundling up, hunkering down with …

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Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

Add to Favorites By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the …

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Chicken Coops Special Issue — The Playhouse Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites The Playhouse Chicken Coop Design by John, Elicia and John Austin Kirby Wanting to raise chickens but not wanting to raise a huge price tag on their …

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Pine Meadows’ Hobby Farms Easy-Clean Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon In November of 2012, my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. This farm is …

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the …

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