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Broody hen : Breaking the cycle

Broody hen – Breaking the cycle

A broody hen is compelled by changes in daylight, hormones and natural instincts to sit on a clutch of eggs until they hatch. Broody hen behavior is very distinctive. She …

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Keeping your chickens safe

Keeping your chickens safe

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Backyard Chicken- The Basics

Backyard Chicken- The Basics

Why do people keep chickens in the backyard? Chickens are fun! Chickens give you eggs! They are cheap, organic pest control! They fertilize the garden!

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Hatching Chickens from Day One

Hatching Chickens from Day One

Whether you hatch them yourself or bring home day old chickens, meeting your baby chicks for the first time is very exciting. There are three very important things to remember when it comes to these tiny balls of fluff.

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Chicken Pets – Why kids love them!

Chicken Pets – Why kids love them!

Chicken pets? I see many people shaking their heads and wondering why we think chickens make the best pets for kids. A flock of chickens can be educational in a variety of ways and also inspire affection and love.

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth has been around for centuries. Claims for its benefits include strengthening the immune, promoting cardiac health, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, helping with healing and many more have …

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Chicken Feed – What to feed and when

Chicken Feed – What to feed and when

Chicken Feed – there are so many brands with differences in ingredients and presentation. There are also different feed types within the same brand name. It can be quite confusing, …

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Why use hemp as bedding for chickens

Why use hemp bedding for chickens

It is important to use a good quality bedding for your chickens as it absorbs some of the faeces and helps keep the coop looking and smelling better for longer. …

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