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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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Jul 12, 2017

Grit and oyster shell: why chickens need them.

Two of the most critical ingredients for healthy chickens are grit and oyster shell. Without them your flock will be in trouble. Here's why.

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Jul 04, 2017

Freezing eggs: how to preserve them when you've got too many.

Having chickens can mean a glut of eggs during the summer and a lack in the winter. Here's how freezing them can help.

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Jul 03, 2017

Egg nutrition - all you ever needed to know.

The facts about eggs: the truth about cholesterol, why eggs are the tops in nutrition, and how to keep them as fresh as the day they were laid.

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Jul 02, 2017

Epic chicken names to choose for your flock!

So you want names for your girls (and boys) but can't find just the right ones? Here's over 100 for you to choose for all shapes and sizes!

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Jun 23, 2017

A frozen chicken treat to keep your flock cool in the heat.

When temperatures soar, chickens suffer. Here's a healthy frozen treat to help your flock stay hydrated and cool in the summer sun.

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Jun 06, 2017

Question: "Can chickens fly?" Answer: "Can a duck swim?". Find out why.

Not only can chickens fly, they start as a very young chick. I look at how, why and what you can do if it becomes a problem.

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Jun 05, 2017

Raising Happy Chickens

So you're interested in raising chickens at home but you're not sure how? Come learn with us!

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