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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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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
August 4, 2019 . · Chickens 101

When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a beginner chicken question, …

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4 Ways Backyard Chickens Help Gardens
July 25, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Each garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. Imagine if you had a natural way to fertilize, control weeds, manage insects and improve soil aeration. …

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
July 24, 2019 . · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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What Do Ducks Eat?
July 22, 2019 . · Feed & Health

The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, ducks can do …

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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds
July 4, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right in front of …

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 . · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath. …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. …

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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
June 6, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Recently one of my podcast listeners asked me, what can chickens eat out of the garden? He wrote: “A question that occurred to me recently is regarding garden waste. I recently …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
May 28, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of summer. Heat waves, …

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