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Egg Float Test: Is it a Myth?

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We have all heard of it, but what exactly is it? The egg float test is a simple test that checks for the egg’s freshness. But is it just an old wives’ tale, or does this test actually work? Today’s topic is just that. We’re going to explain the egg float test, how to do […]

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

5 Best Chicken Waterer

Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances. You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, […]

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Quail Waterers: Which One Is Best For You?

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Depending on the kind of setup you have for your quail, you need to figure out quail waterers that your birds will understand and keep the environment clean.  It is no fun to have smelly, dirty water dishes—no fun for you, and no fun for your quail. Bacteria can grow in water that has been […]

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5 of The Most Common Quail Breeds for Homesteaders and Which is Right for You

quail breeds for homesteaders

There are over 130 different kinds of quail breeds throughout the world but, if you are thinking of raising your own, there’s a handful of top-notch quail breeds suitable for the homesteader. Out of the 130-some quail breeds, five are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers. Each breed offers something a little […]

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Hen Eating Their Own Eggs. How Do I Stop Them?

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Hen eating their own eggs can be a huge problem once it takes hold. It’s a behavior that needs to be stopped quickly as other hens may decide to join in and that is a difficult thing to stop. This is one of the last problems you want as a chicken keeper because many of […]

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Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

chickens and kitchen scraps

Many first-time chicken keepers ask a common question: “Can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? We have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today, we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous blog post: why […]

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Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It

chicken molting

The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. Chicken molting, what is it? Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide to what to expect, how to […]

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Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact, it took several decades of study, […]

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Serama: Is This Tiny Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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Small but mighty, the Serama lays claim to the smallest chicken globally and one of the most expensive! It is a relative newcomer to the Western world but has been known in Singapore for many years. Serama breed has the distinction of being a true bantam – there is no large counterpart chicken. It has […]

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Is It Safe To Eat Fertilized Eggs?

fertilized chicken egg

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Yes, fertilized eggs are safe to eat.  For both you and the egg, well, the egg is kind of out of luck, but there’s nothing wrong with you can eat a fertilized egg.  The truth is, if you buy eggs from the grocery store, you aren’t going to […]

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