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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
December 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure. I enrich my flower and vegetable gardens to yield even more produce by composting chicken manure.

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

In urban chicken farming, bored chickens leads to undesirable behavior: Hens might pluck their feathers or peck at each other.

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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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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of our favorites. As our family farm continues to grow, we thought that perhaps adding geese to our property would be a boon for our holiday festivities.

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To Refrigerate or Not!

Why do Europeans keep their eggs unrefrigerated, and Americans don’t?

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Fences: Keeping Chickens In and Predators Out
October 6, 2022 · · Coops

A good chicken (and predator) proof fence is more than worth the investment.

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
October 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a haircut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens are pretty well equipped to take care of their own trims.

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

Is gardening with guinea fowl possible? Absolutely! Guineas take care of ticks, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles and other obnoxious bugs in your garden without wrecking your plants.

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
August 23, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well.

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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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