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Sometimes, in spite of our efforts to provide a nice clean spot for our feathered friends to deposit the rent in, we'll get a dirty egg or two.
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.
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
We decided to ask for tips from our friendly and helpful members on how to take care of our beloved flocks.
A guide to feeding your backyard chicken flock
IS IT LEGAL TO KEEP CHICKENS WHERE YOU LIVE?
Eggs failing to hatch can be a disappointing and sometimes costly experience and finding the cause of the problem can and will help prevent future losses.
Ducks and geese are hardy and fairly easy to raise. Their brooding requirements are simple and they don't need special housing or equipment, but they can be MESSY!
Keeping chickens safe and healthy over the colder months is a big concern for their keepers as winter and the extreme weather conditions experienced in certain parts of the world can cause problems such as frostbite and in some cases losses of birds.
Did you know…? Interesting and curious facts about eggs.
Most flock owners keep hens as either pets, or for their eggs, the latter being the highest priority.
The saying "What starts right, ends right" holds true when it comes to raising turkeys.
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