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3 Tips to Help Molting Chickens
September 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It’s autumn. Time for comfy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and … vacation? For backyard chickens across the country, shorter days often signal time for a break. Molting chickens …

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Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. …

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
April 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others. I’ve never had a …

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5 Immune Boosting Supplements and Herbs for Chickens

Add to Favorites By Amy Fewell – Chickens are one of the easiest farm animals to raise, but sometimes they can be the most daunting to keep healthy. You can …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

Add to Favorites by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how …

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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When …

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no …

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