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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think …

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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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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
August 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use grass clippings in …

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
July 24, 2019 · · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

By Joy E. Cressler – Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it …

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 · · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath. …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. …

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Do Chickens Sweat to Cool Down?
June 7, 2019 · · Feed & Health

By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not backyard chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy …

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

By William Morrow – Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 …

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