raising-backyard-chickens

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
November 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off …

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Chicken Husbandry: Five Welfare Needs
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken welfare is an important consideration within chicken husbandry. We need to know chickens’ needs in order to raise them to be healthy and productive.

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is more than just cuteness …

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3 Tips to Help Hens Lay Eggs That Are Fresh & Healthy
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D., flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition – Raising backyard chickens should be fun. You provide your hens a chicken coop, care and quality feeds. …

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

Add to Favorites You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby …

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Top 10 Questions and Answers About Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Byron Parker – It’s getting easier for people outside the backyard poultry community to understand why so many of us choose to dedicate a portion of …

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How to Order Baby Chicks in the Mail
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites So you want to start raising backyard chickens? And you want to start out with cute, fuzzy chicks? Of course, you do. You can either purchase them …

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy …

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How to Make Pickled Eggs and Other Great Ways to Preserve Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole – I encountered many surprises when I first started raising backyard chickens, but one I hadn’t expected was the uneven cycle of egg production. …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
June 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and …

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