Got Swimming Chickens?
Got Swimming Chickens?
Coping with Coccidiosis
Coping with Coccidiosis
There is nothing more frustrating that having illness and health issues arise when you are making a diligent effort at coop cleanliness and proper chicken care. The simple fact that there are some illnesses beyond your co ...
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Aging Eggs Through Floatation
Aging Eggs Through Floatation
If you are wandering about your property and happen across some eggs a sneaky hen has laid in a surprise location, your first instinct may be to rush them inside and put them in the fridge. While saving such eggs is a nob ...
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Selecting Broiler Chickens
Selecting Broiler Chickens
One of the fastest and easiest ways to put meat on the kitchen table is by raising your own broiler chickens. With a maturity rate faster than any other form of livestock, chickens can be mature and ready to eat in mere w ...
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Rental Chicks for Easter
Rental Chicks for Easter
Every year for Easter, chicks and bunnies aplenty can be found for sale in various places. Oftentimes these animals are dyed in pastel colors and marketed almost like toys would be to create a desirous and cute impulse bu ...
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Itchin
Itchin' Chickens: Mites and Lice
If your chickens are itchin', it may be possible that you have a mite and/or poultry lice problem on your hands. Mites and lice are external parasites that will move into your coop and onto your chickens, using them as ho ...
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Missing Hen = Surprise Chicks
Missing Hen = Surprise Chicks
In recent times, we've discussed eggs not being where they are expected or supposed to be. Also mentioned were hens that liked to lay 'outside of the box.' This can be troubling if you do not intend to hatch eggs and some ...
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Discouraging an Egg Eater
Discouraging an Egg Eater
Even though it may seem unlikely, there are some chickens who will take to eating eggs. Upon discovering how delicious and nutritious eggs are, stopping an egg-eater can be rather difficult. Worse yet is that this is a be ...
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Slow to Grow Jersey Giants
Slow to Grow Jersey Giants
In the 1880's, two brothers from New Jersey decided to put their heads together for the creation of a large breed of chicken that would sell well at meat markets. John and Thomas Black undertook this mission armed with br ...
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Deterring Hawks with Fishing Line
Deterring Hawks with Fishing Line
At a time of year when so many of us have chicks to protect, hawk attacks are even higher than usual on our list of concerns. While the chicks are safe in the brooder, the concern of a hawk attack may only be lurking in t ...
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The Barred Plymouth Rock
The Barred Plymouth Rock
One of the most highly regarded breeds of chicken you will see today is the Barred Plymouth Rock, which is named for its feather pattern which includes alternating bars of black and white. Not only is this breed a dual-pu ...
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