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This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
There are a lot of different opinions on roosters. Some people hate them and think them the devil, some think that roosters can never be our friends or pets, some think that they're unintelligent,...
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
This is an assisted hatching guide for all poultry. It will walk you through what you need for and how to do an assisted hatch for all species of poultry, as well as what to do to assist...
A chicken that is not provided with adequate enrichment and mental stimulation will be more inclined towards problem behaviors. Feather pecking, bullying, egg eating and even cannibalism are...
I’ve learned all sorts of ridiculous things that no one warned me about because these things are so commonplace, experienced chicken keepers don’t even consider them.
A year ago I started my chicken venture. My Dear Husband, in all his doubting, was happy to finance my insanity. Me, armed with my Green Horn Book of Knowledge, felt that every flock should have...
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.
Ten Reasons You Should Spend Ten Extra Minutes With Your Flock Every Day

Let’s be honest: In the summer, when it’s hot and humid, it can sometimes discourage us from spending as much time with...
You're the proud owner of a little "fuzz-butt"... now what do you do to keep it warm, happy, and healthy?
The indoor air temperature in your coop is determined by how much heat is coming in from various sources and how much is going out. Learn how to manage a coop in very cold climates.
Many of a start with just a few chickens and then quickly learn that we want to add more to the flock. Here's how to do that properly and safely
Deep Litter Method is basically a method in which you allow your coop litter to build up over a period of time.

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