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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

By Susie Kearley – When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines …

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Chicken Breed Does Affect Taste and Texture
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

As with all types of livestock, chicken breed does indeed affect meat taste and texture. In my book, Sheep Success, I showed several examples of very popular breeds of sheep …

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Pine Meadows’ Hobby Farms Easy-Clean Chicken Coop

By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon In November of 2012, my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. This farm is a distance of …

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy to clean coop. I came up with this chicken …

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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Bill Dreger, Ohio – Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and the ability to …

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information paralysis usually ensues, …

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How to Clean a Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

When you have a small chicken coop, but especially a small coop in a SMALL backyard, you need to keep things clean. And it’s important to know how to clean …

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Dad’s Small Chicken Coop, a Labor of Love

By Cindy Pradarelli, Wisconsin — A small chicken coop doesn’t have to be too small! I bought my dad and mom a rooster and six pullets for Father’s Day, 2011, …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, …

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