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Breeding Chickens for Egg and Meat Production

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Let’s face it. Few of us raise poultry in our backyards because there is some great financial advantage in doing so. Some of us …

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From Coop to Freezer: Raising Backyard Meat Birds

Add to Favorites By Twain Lockhart, Nutrena Poultry Expert Raising meat birds can be a very rewarding experience. A certain satisfaction comes from raising your own food and knowing that …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2019
February 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Saxony Ducks Hey there! Absolutely love your website. What a great resource trying to figure out how to get some ducks on her property. My main goals …

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Easy DIY Nest Box Ideas
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites There are pre-made chicken nesting boxes available for purchase through poultry supply retailers. You can also get creative and come up with some nice chicken nesting boxes …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do …

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the …

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Keep Rats Out of Your Urban Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Maureen Mackey, Oregon Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have in-stalled coops in their backyards. There is no need to live …

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The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Having grown up farming, Dennis and Dianna Westphal were no strangers to the joys of raising chickens. After 20 years or so without them, Dennis decided in the spring of 2013 …

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Eliminating Flies in the Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Flies in the chicken coop are a common nuisance, but sometimes conditions allow the populous to get out of hand. Nobody wants to batt flies from his …

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Do Dogs and Cats Kill Chickens?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do dogs kill chickens? Do cats kill chickens? These two questions come up a lot among chicken keepers. The simple answer to both questions is yes, but …

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