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50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
September 9, 2019 · · Coops

New flock owners are always on the hunt for creative chicken nesting box ideas, so we asked our Backyard Poultry readers to share their suggestions, pictures, and advice! Take a look …

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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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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
August 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to discard poultry manure …

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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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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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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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Chickens as Pets in the House

You live in the city but you are a farmer at heart. You may wonder, “Are chickens allowed in my city?” In many towns and neighborhoods the answer is no. But …

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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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How to Bathe a Chicken
May 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Do you know how to bathe a chicken? Do chickens like baths? Hell no! There is a reason for the saying, “I’m madder than a wet hen.” However, as the …

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Raising an Indoor Pet Chicken

By Wendy E.N. Thomas – We never had any intentions of raising an indoor pet chicken, but it’s funny how life goes sometimes. Our indoor pet chicken experience started when I …

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