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My Homemade Feeder Background: After my husband and his friend built our beautiful tractor-style coop and run, my hubby must have run out of steam because he just kept forgetting about building a...
View the entire thread on BYC Forums Past experience with an old hovabator over 15 years ago left me not wanting to try and hatch eggs myself. The thermostat was wonky and unreliable. Even...
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
Avian pox is a relatively slow-spreading viral disease in birds, characterized by wart-like nodules on the skin and diphtheritic necrotic membranes lining the mouth and upper respiratory system.
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Meat chickens are one meat source that can be raised with minimal space, convert feed efficiently, and can be processed at home with not much more than a sharp knife and a big pot.
Many of us are used to the uniformity of whole chickens at the grocery store. When choosing to process chickens at home, the differences between the size and type of chickens vary greatly.
Record lows in the area have brought our chickens to an indignant resolution to stay in their coops.
The presence of lice in chickens can significantly diminish overall poultry health, and are known to result in unproductive hens.
I now incubate fewer eggs each year and have more chicks that I did when I was incubating several hundred each year for myself, though most of what I hatch today is for other people.
CANDLING PICS: Progression Through Incubation Thanks to ZooMummzy, I am doing a test run of my little plywood bator and her little rooster! And I'll be sharing pics! These images are all taken...
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.
If you confine your chickens to a run, you are quite likely to have a mud problem eventually...
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