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Chicken Coop Plans: Creating a Delightful Chicken Home

Fall is the best season for a family to prepare for the delightful experience of welcoming a small flock of chickens to the backyard.

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What’s in poultry feed – Part I

One of the most common questions I am asked in my job time after time is “Can you tell me what is in your feed?” People are naturally curious about the ingredients in their animal’s feed and have been trained to read labels on the food we eat.

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Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.

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How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks. 

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Now is the Time for Molting Chickens

Molting is the natural shedding of old feathers and subsequent regrowth of new feathers.  In other words, molting is the chicken’s way to refresh old feathers and replace them with new in preparation for the winter months.

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