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A little boy and his Ginger

My 2 grandsons raised the family 4 hens from day olds. I don't know the breed - beautiful rich red colour. There was Ginger, Bronzie, Henny Penny and

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RIP Bluey

I was given many reasons why having guineas was unwise: more difficult, less domesticated. I was told not to expect them to be like chickens. I've never

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Identifying weeds for chickens: detailed descriptions with photos.

Supplementing chicken feed with common weeds can add nutrition to their diet and your eggs. I look at six of the best.

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Light in the winter chicken coop - is it necessary?

As daylight hours become shorter, should your chickens have supplemental light? What are the pros and cons? Find out, here.

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Roses and hips for chickens: what are the benefits?

Proven info on which part of the rose work best, why they're critical for your flock in the winter and how to prepare and feed them.

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The Egg Skelter - an easy, efficient way to store your eggs!

An unique way of keeping your eggs in date order. The Egg Skelter is a stylish addition to any kitchen - and a great gift!

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Chicken food on a budget.

What can chickens eat when you're on a tight budget? Here's a plan for inexpensive feed you can source from home.

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Gourmet treats for the baby chicks in your life!

Got new chicks and want them to have the best start? Here are some special treats to keep them healthy and happy.

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Are high protein foods good for chickens?

Chickens need protein to help with moulting in the autumn, cold and stress in the winter. Here are the ten best sources.

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Mealworms for chickens

Are mealworms good for chickens or a risk to their health? What's the position about them being illegal? And how can you breed your own?

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Feeding chickens sunflower seeds as a dietary supplement.

Need an inexpensive treat for your chickens that provides the high protein boost they need at different times of year? Here's one of the best!

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The Leghorn, or 'Livorno', chicken breed: is it right for you?

Prolific egg layers and excellent foragers, the Leghorn isn't suitable for everyone. Here's why, and what to expect.

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How to get rid of flies from the chicken coop.

Flies bring disease; flystrike can kill. Here are 12 ways to control flies in your coop, assessed for effectiveness.

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What is fly strike in chickens, and how do you deal with it?

Flystrike is one of the deadliest problems for chickens, especially in summer. Here's what it is and how to treat it.

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Peepers, an extraordinary Red Star Pullet

I bought Peepers from a lady who raises them. She was a 1.2 ounce Red Star that eventually grew into a four pounder. Peepers started laying at 16 weeks

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