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Raising chickens can be an expensive Hobby. But we've got some really great information on how to lower your expenses.
Before free-ranging your chickens there are some steps you should take to make sure your flock gains the most benefits from free-ranging, that they remain safe, and that they return to the safety of the coop at night.
Should you assist a hatching chick or not? Anxiety at this stage is tremendous for the first timer and they can quickly misinterpret the well being of their chicks and prematurely intervene with disastrous consequences.
So your kids (or spouse) talked you into chickens. Now, one of the first questions that came up was probably: "How much is this going to cost?" The good news is chickens are really not that expensive to keep.
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
Coccidia are a microscopic parasitic organism that infect poultry when ingested by the chicken.
Using Sand as a floor covering in my coops has been one of the BEST decisions I have made in terms of how to properly care for my chickens; open-air coops is the other.
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
Plans and pics of the Feather Factory
Small chicken coop based off of the recommendations given in Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
Lice & mites can be a big problem. Learn more about this enemy and how to keep them off your chickens.
A gorgeous mobile chicken coop based on the plans in "Raising Chickens for Dummies" Book
This beautiful coop must be seen and admired. It's definitely a favorite of the community!
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