laying-hens

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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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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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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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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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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Healthy Feed: Broody Hens & Chicks
February 26, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Q: I have a broody hen sitting on eggs that will hatch in a few days. What should I feed her and her new baby chicks? It seems like it will …

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10 Chicken-Feeding Facts

By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert Some say chickens are simple animals. We say they are amazing! Like humans, though, a wholesome diet can make a big difference. Practicing these …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the chance, but that’s …

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