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Sep 17, 2017

Old World Christmas tree ornaments.

Who doesn't love the glitter and sparkle of traditional glass ornaments on their Christmas tree? These are chicken related, and the best of the rest.

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Sep 12, 2017

Bedding in the chick brooder: 5 alternatives discussed.

So you're getting your brooder box ready for new chicks and can't decide which bedding is best? Here are the pros and cons of five different types.

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Aug 21, 2017

Caring for baby chicks in the brooder.

Hatched baby chicks in an incubator or bought from a hatchery? Not sure what to do next? Here's all the information you need to keep them safe and happy!

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Aug 16, 2017

Scotch pancakes : an authentic, inexpensive, delicious recipe.

Always wondered how to make Scotch pancakes? With this quick and easy recipe, you can be eating them in the next 30 minutes!

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Aug 11, 2017

A high protein chicken treat your hens will love.

Do you know when chickens may need help with extra protein? Here's an explanation and an inexpensive protein platter treat to boost your flock’s health.

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Aug 08, 2017

All about chicken treats.

5 more balanced treats which will help your happy chickens stay healthy and lay nutritious eggs.

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Jul 31, 2017

Chicken nutrition: what do backyard chickens eat?

Confused about what chickens should eat and when? Here's all you need to know about nutrition for your flock at different life stages.

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Jul 23, 2017

Silkie chickens : why they're the teddy bear of the poultry world.

Looking for a small, friendly pet chicken for your kids or a companion for yourself? Silkies are the perfect breed. Here's why.

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Jul 22, 2017

Lavender aromatherapy for chickens - all you need to know.

Want laid-back, mellow hens? Bug-free coops? A natural way of treating your flock's wounds? You need lavender! Here's why.

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Jul 13, 2017

What should chickens absolutely not eat?

Did you know there are foods which can kill chickens? Here are five you should never allow your flock to eat.

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