raising

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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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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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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Raising Chickens and Children
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our motto states that here on Phillips Farm, we are raising free-range chickens, ducks, and little boys. Raising chickens and children have some similarities: both thrive with wholesome natural food, …

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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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Buckeye Enthusiast Keeps Heritage Hens Safe With Livestock Guardian Dogs

By Brenda M.Negri – You can hear the dedication and sound reasoning in Washington farmer and heritage Buckeye breeder Barbara Judd’s voice when she says why she uses Livestock Guardian Dogs …

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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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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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