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The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites

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Note: This is the first of a two part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on external parasites and the second part of the series will focus on internal parasites. Recently we’ve talked about how to keep your chickens safe from predators but sometimes the worst enemies are already living in the coop! […]

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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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The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

What exactly is a chicken tractor? Simply put, it is a mobile home, much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a mobile chicken coop. It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, a nesting box, and a nice place for free-range. This definitive guide will […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

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Raising chickens can be many things: therapeutic, rewarding, fun and for beginners maybe a bit nerve wracking! There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what is right, what is not and what is just plain weird. In this definitive guide, […]

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Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck- Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More...

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles. This unusual-looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple for many indigenous peoples of South America, adding eggs and meat to their diet. Although originally a tropical bird, it has adapted well to various climates and can thrive […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

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That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season! Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our chicks – after all. They are very fuzzy, cute, and endearing. In our guide below, we cover everything you need to know about hatching eggs; from setting up […]

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Clipping Bird Wings: A Comprehensive Guide

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Do you need help clipping bird wings at home? If you want to DIY it and try feather clipping to save a couple of dollars, this guide is for you! It may seem like a daunting task but with this guide along with your vet’s advice, you can succeed in trimming flight feathers by yourself. […]

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Best Chicken Coop Kits: Our 3 Choices and First Time Buyers Guide

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There are many chicken coop kits out there for the chicken enthusiast to choose from, but how do you know where to start, especially if you are also new to chickens? We have set out a buying guide here for you – things to look for, consider and avoid. While circumstances and needs vary from […]

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Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment! Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns. These past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for Lavender and […]

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How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last: The Complete Guide

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Keeping eggs fresh has always been a challenge. Less than 100 years ago refrigeration was a luxury for the rich, so keeping eggs fresh relied on ingenuity and the staples of the house. In this article we are going to be talking mainly about hard boiled eggs; how to, storage, nutrition. This is all you […]

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