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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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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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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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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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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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Chick Nutrition – Start to Finish
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which …

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Chicken Eggs are Vital for Scientists at the Center for Disease Control

By Heather & Forrest Townsend Most of us do not put much thought into where a vaccine comes from. Sure, it is scientists in white coats, gloves and goggles, tirelessly …

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Bad Food for Chickens?

Can you tell me what foods I shouldn’t give my chickens and roosters? Darlene McMahon We’ll share our list of foods we recommend here: • Apples • Apricots • Bananas …

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Quail Egg Benefits: Nature’s Perfect Finger Food

Story and Photos By Janice Cole, Minnesota There’s something about quail eggs that makes them hard to resist. The tiny brown-speckled gems with their aqua interiors look more like candy …

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How to Make Tempera Paint with Egg Yolk
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Artist Tinúviel Sampson gladly shares her secrets behind how to make tempera paint using backyard chicken and duck eggs. But first, she says, prepare the right ground. By “ground,” she …

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