Featured Stories

10 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You’re on Vacation

By Cherie Dawn Haas – Owning chickens brings many rewards: the satisfaction of caring for animals, the bonding it creates among our families, and of course, the eggs and meat that …

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, and they require …

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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season! Those adorable balls of fluff are making their way …

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Raising Chickens and Children
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our motto states that here on Phillips Farm, we are raising free-range chickens, ducks, and little boys. Raising chickens and children have some similarities: both thrive with wholesome natural food, …

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Rescuing British Battery Hens

By Susie Kearley – While your backyard chickens probably enjoy a pampered life of luxury, some commercially farmed chickens have a more difficult life. The hen rescue initiative finds chickens new homes …

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Buckeye Enthusiast Keeps Heritage Hens Safe With Livestock Guardian Dogs

By Brenda M.Negri – You can hear the dedication and sound reasoning in Washington farmer and heritage Buckeye breeder Barbara Judd’s voice when she says why she uses Livestock Guardian Dogs …

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Training Dogs Around Poultry

By Ashley Haffey – You see the silky feathers slinking in the shadows just outside the pen. Your guts plunge to the bottom of your stomach because you know the chickens …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock. Let’s talk about the things …

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Lavender, for a Stress-Free Coop
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to use in my chicken keeping because it has so many benefits for chickens when you add it to their nesting boxes. Its …

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Free-Range Chicken Problems

By Donna Insco, Missouri — I have kept a flock of free-range laying hens for 20 years. Allowing poultry to roam can cause problems, but there are reasonable solutions to those …

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