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Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

By Robyn Scherer, M. Agr., Colorado Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the early morning hours. …

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No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps
October 9, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your …

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
August 23, 2019 · · Feed & Health

With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better …

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Ask the Expert: Egg-Bound Chickens and Other Laying Issues

Do you have questions about egg-bound chickens and other laying issues? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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

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 with thin shells. …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to find … nothing. …

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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness that is actually …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under heaps of snow …

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc. Summer weather can …

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