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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your chickens being healthy …

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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds are probably doing …

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How to Make Homemade Chicken Feed

By Amy Fewell – Learning how to make homemade chicken feed for layers is just as simple as purchasing pre-made feed from the store, except, it takes a little more …

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Winter Windowsill Herbs for Chickens

By Mel Dickinson — Growing herbs inside is a great way to beat the winter blues. Right now, most of us are bundling up, hunkering down with a cup of …

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Using Comfrey Salve for Injured Poultry
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have a jar of …

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Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs and plants for …

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Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

In my middle school classroom, my students have learned how to raise mealworms, superworms, and Dubia cockroaches for years to be fed to our pet bearded dragon: Bob Ross. During …

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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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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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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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