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Feb 15, 2018

Memorial to Rex my pet rooster

I got my pet rooster Rex in June of 2011. At first I wasn't sure whether he was a boy or a girl until he became a teen chicken when his curly tail feathers

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Feb 10, 2018

Pre-incubation: tips to ensure a successful hatch.

Hatching chicken eggs can be both the most rewarding and the most stressful experience. Make sure yours have the best chance of a successful hatch with these tips about buying, transporting, storing and setting.

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Jan 13, 2018

My beloved friends Chicken, Feathers and Haggis.

I began my amazing journey with chickens in the most unexpected way. I came home one morning and found a beautiful hen wondering quite happily around

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Jan 13, 2018

The One who will live on in our hearts.

In the summer of 2016, I decided I would try to start raising birds for the first time. Due to the nature of my living situation I was a little limited

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Dec 17, 2017

Backyard chickens and frostbite.

Did you know that chickens can get frostbite? Learn about the symptoms and how to treat, cure and prevent it in your flock.

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Dec 02, 2017

Zorro and Heidi: Together Forever

Heidi and Zorro werey first Bantam pair ever. They were a pair of Old English Game bantams that I purchased at a local poultry show. The two were an inseperable

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Dec 02, 2017

Ivan the Terrible

I grew up around chickens. My father always had a coop full. However, I was not familiar with game birds. My husband acquired 2 hens and a rooster soon

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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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