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How to Keep Your Hens Happy
April 19, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Keeping your hens happy is easy once you know what motivates their behavior. Nearly all of a chicken’s activities are motivated by three basic needs: to get enough to eat, to avoid being eaten, and to make more chickens.

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Free-Range Chicken Problems

Add to Favorites By Donna Insco, Missouri — I have kept a flock of free-range laying hens for 20 years. Allowing poultry to roam can cause problems, but there are reasonable …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that …

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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Free radicals happen. They happen to us humans, and they happen to our chickens. They are unstable molecules that damage body cells, impair immunity and contribute to …

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Recipes: Using Duck Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Chickens take note: the world of eggs is expanding around this country. While only a few years ago free-range chicken eggs were difficult …

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Ask the Expert – February/March 2018
February 20, 2018 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Poisonous Plants I inherited eight hens when we bought our house. We also inherited a beautiful garden with a variety of plants. The hens have free range …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2016

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2015

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more!
Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 12, 2010 · · Coops

With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter? Learn how to prepare your chickens and coop for cold weather.

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