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This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
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.
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,...
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...
You're the proud owner of a little "fuzz-butt"... now what do you do to keep it warm, happy, and healthy?
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
On December 18, 2015, a friend and I embarked on a long trip of several hundred miles to pick up a two-year old Buff Orpington hen at an animal shelter where she had been brought after a neighbor...
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...
Bigger is Better: Advice from one chicken keeper to another I’ve been raising chickens for close to six years now. Compared to some, that’s a long time, and compared to others, that’s nothing....
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.
My garden needs 3 things to flourish 1. Fertilizer 2. Water 3. Pest control. These are all provided by Ducks in the Garden.
Relative Humidity (RH) “humidity” – simplified, is the amount of moisture present, relative to the amount that would be present if the air were totally saturated. This is usually expressed as a...
So you have decided that you want ducks. Good decision! But you need to be prepared for the special challenges that raising ducks include. I have two "flocks" of ducks. One that I call my adult...
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