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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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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy should be something …

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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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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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Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

By Jen Pitino, Idaho Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than a car ride …

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Keep Biofilm Out Of Your Flock’s Drinking Water
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Poultry drinkers that aren’t regularly scrubbed often develop bad-tasting biofilm that discourages drinking. Reduced drinking, especially during hot weather, can lead to dehydration, poor health, and fewer eggs. Biofilm is …

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Are Chickens Lactose Intolerant?
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

One of the many sources of nutrients my chickens enjoy in their varied diet is milk from my Nubian dairy goats. Sometimes they get it fresh and warm, straight from …

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Modern Tips for Hatching Eggs for Kids in Classrooms
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

The rules have changed. When I was a kid, hatching eggs for kids in schools was as simple as bringing in eggs and an incubator. The eggs sat for 21 …

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became …

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“I can’t buy your eggs anymore,” was the astonishing announcement made by a college student who had been one of my best customers. I had to know what was going …

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