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Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu

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In recent days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had identified instances of deadly bird flu in U.S. flocks, putting the poultry industry on high alert. At the same time, an outbreak was also confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in Fauquier County, Va. In December of 2014, the bird flu (also known as Avian […]

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Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs

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In an ideal world, we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However, what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and risk an attack during the daytime? The answer is chicken tractors. You could keep your chickens in […]

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Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

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We prize the turkey for its delicious meat and…well, that’s about it. They aren’t the prettiest birds out there, and they taste great on Thanksgiving. But then it occurs to you…we don’t eat turkey eggs. One day you’re driving along and have to stop for some turkeys crossing the road. They aren’t in a big […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Get Chickens

Many people get chickens thinking they are cute, easy to look after, and do not require a great deal of maintenance. After all, how much upkeep can a chicken require? Unfortunately, this rosy outlook puts a lot of chickens into shelters, on the streets, or killed because they did not meet the owners’ expectations. If […]

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Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

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We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be feeding your chickens to death? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of […]

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Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

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Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but […]

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Why Raising Chickens Is Much Easier Than You Think!

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Did you ever want to get chickens but thought it was too much trouble? Did the thought of housing them, feeding them, and cleaning the coop put you off!? There is no denying that some work is attached to keeping chickens, but it’s nowhere near as bad as you think! Once you have your coop […]

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9 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

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It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying eggs. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the number of eggs our chickens lay- this way; we know straight away if somethings wrong. There are lots of reasons why your […]

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Why Chickens are Foundational To Homesteading

If you are passionate about homesteading and looking for the best way to get your feet wet,  the chicken is the place to begin your journey. Chickens are absolutely foundational to homesteading, and this can be seen in nearly every aspect of what they can provide for your farm.  Homesteading is considered a mindset in […]

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How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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