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All You Need To Know About Marek’s Disease

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Marek’s disease is an insidious disease that catches many keepers by surprise.  Its effect on your flock can be devastating. We’ve discussed Marek’s in the past. However, there is much misinformation, so this article will clarify matters for you and your birds. Many keepers are lucky to go a lifetime and never see this disease, even […]

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How to Feed Your Chickens

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How to feed your chickens might not be something that you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same as each […]

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The Best Chicken Breeds for Hot Weather

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If you live in a hot or humid part of the country, it’s wise to look into chicken breeds that will feel comfortable in your climate.  It can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to start, so I’m going to break down how to pick out chickens that will thrive in your area, keep them […]

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Chicken Breeds With Five Toes

Chicken Breeds With Five Toes

When chickens have an extra toe, five instead of four, this is called polydactyl. Unlike humans (and nearly every other animal on earth with toes), the bones in the ankle are not considered part of their feet and toes. Chickens don’t have a fully formed calcaneum. For humans, the calcaneum is the bone that makes […]

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Can Chickens Eat Peanut Butter?

Are you wondering if it’s safe to feed your chicken a bit of peanut butter? Whether you want to take a spoonful of peanut butter out to your favorite hen as a treat or toss out unfinished peanut butter and jelly sandwich to the flock, we’ve got the answer to help you keep your feathered […]

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Why Is My Chicken Sneezing?

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Chicken sneezes used to be one of my all-time favorite sounds on the homestead. It was right up there with the babbling artisanal spring, gentle breezes rustling through our giant western cedars, and the sound of my content mare munching on her alfalfa. Chicken sneezes aren’t particularly pleasant or rustically romantic to hear. Still, they’re […]

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How To Make a Chicken Coop Door

How To Make A Chicken Coop Door

So you’ve finished your masterpiece of a chicken coop, but now you’re wondering about chicken coop doors, where to put them, and how to make them work. I will cover where to put the door, a few coop door secrets that will make it easier to keep your henhouse clean, how to build a small […]

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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

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Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. This article is all about chicken wormers. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We will give you a ‘worm primer,’ what they are, what they do, and how to treat them before explaining how to prevent them. […]

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Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

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Sand in your chicken coop is a good question.  Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run.  Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material.  This prompted us to look at the positives and negatives of using sand as a […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build Your Own Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop […]

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