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Abnormal Chicken Eggs

Ever wonder why eggshells have odd bumps or discolorations? Learn how eggs develop and troubleshoot abnormal eggs with chicken owner and writer Elizabeth Diane Mack.

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A Reference Guide for Incubation

Check out this handy reference guide to terms related to incubation and hatching, as well as incubation times for different poultry.

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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How to Make Deviled Eggs: 3 Deviled Eggs Recipes We Love

Need some ideas for how to make deviled eggs for your next party or holiday? We’ve gathered three of our favorite recipes for making deviled eggs, just for you!

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Top DIY Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
November 4, 2022 · · Coops

Learn how many nesting boxes per chicken are required for happy poultry, and try out these upcycled chicken nesting box ideas.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.

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3 Ways to Perform an Egg Freshness Test
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

You may wonder why anyone would need to perform an egg freshness test since most people raising chickens for eggs check the nesting boxes every day.

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What Killed My Chicken?
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you’re dealing with.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
August 18, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had to stop and think. Is it because we always have, or are there more personal beliefs and reasons? The answer is both.

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