Featured Stories

It’s Show Time! Picking the Best Birds to Show and Making Sure They Look Their Best
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be sure to read …

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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Whether you are trying out raising meat chickens or you just have a few birds from your laying flock that you’d like to stew, a chicken cone is a basic …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, never seemed to …

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern. …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that was formerly a …

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Homemade Poultry Waterer

By Holly Cicchirillo, Arizona I’d like to share an idea that I discovered this year that may help others. Store-bought chicken waterers are expensive, and the ones with the plastic …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and wondered if they’ve …

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It’s HOT Out There!

By Dave Anderson President of American Poultry Association As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat we can expect …

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Help Chickens Keep Their Cool

By Tiffany Towne Nutrena Poultry Expert Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy …

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Homemade Poultry Feeder & Waterer

By Kevin McGrath, Illinois Although old fashioned feeders may still work for some, people are finding themselves frustrated that their chickens are constantly pooping or kicking bedding into the feeder, …

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