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Chicken Care: Keeping Your Hens Fit & Healthy

Chicken Care: Keeping Your Hens Fit & Healthy

Different numbers of chickens lay different quantities of eggs, and some produce more or less depending on the time of year and the climate. All breeds have one thing in …

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How To Combat Chicken Mites Naturally

How To Combat Chicken Mites Naturally

External parasites are the single most common problem encountered in a backyard chicken coop. The common culprits are chicken mites and chicken lice. Fortunately both are easily controlled using several …

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How to Help an Egg Bound Chicken

How to Help an Egg Bound Chicken

A chicken is egg bound when she is unable to pass an egg. The egg becomes stuck in the oviduct, causing the egg bound chicken considerable discomfort. Egg binding in …

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Chicken Egg

How to Raise Chickens for Eggs Ethically

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Make Your Own Organic Chicken Feed

Make Your Own Organic Chicken Feed

Most chicken keepers want to feed their hens non GMO, organic chicken feed. After all, you’ll be eating their eggs and possibly their meat. Commercial organic chicken feed is a …

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Natural Treatments for Chicken Diseases

Natural Treatments for Chicken Diseases

Despite your best efforts, sometimes a chicken falls ill. There are many common chicken diseases that can affect your flock, but fortunately their are simple and natural remedies you can …

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Poultry Raising: 9 Tips for Raising Chickens

Poultry Raising: 9 Tips for Raising Chickens

Even if you’re soft at heart, name your flock, refer to them as “the girls” and just can’t bring yourself to raise chickens for meat, they are very useful as …

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Raising Heritage Chicken Breeds

Raising Heritage Chicken Breeds

The Livestock Conservancy lays out strict requirements for heritage chicken breeds. To be called “heritage” a chicken must be have parents and grandparents of a breed recognized by the American …

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