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Let them eat whenever they want, or keep the feeding under control.
There is no right method for getting the chickens fed. Do what works for you and your birds. Auburn University Extension Poultry Specialist Joe Hess says chickens only eat when they need to....
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If you don't have a hen to sit on the eggs, you'll need an incubator
Broody hens will sit on eggs no matter what in their quest to become mothers. Sometimes you have a hen that won’t sit on her eggs and if you can’t do anything to encourage her, you'll...
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Make chickens comfortable when they go for a ride
When you order a batch of chicks, they usually come from the hatchery to the post office in a cardboard box with air holes. Transporting them safely is always a concern. Extension Poultry...
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Whether you’re thinking cattle, goats, sheep or chickens, it's important to learn about the spacial and nutritional requirements for each species. Here are some quick facts to help you decide...
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With the right tips, raising chickens can be fun and easy. During Purina® Chick Days, local experts will offer how-to information for each step of the chicken raising journey – from the first chick...
Families all around have fallen in love with candid, backyard birds - baby chickens. These backyard birds – and how to start a flock – will be a theme of local Purina® Chick Days...
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Check out these 5 tips provided by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC for keeping the peace in your coop this winter!
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Providing supplementation helps chickens during cold weather
  In the wintertime, free-range chickens don’t have bugs to dine on, but they do like to scratch under a light snow and pick up seeds, and nibble on refuse from the fall garden. On...
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This unusual bird adds variety to your flock
Turkens don't have feathers on their necks. Often referred to as Naked Neck Chickens or Transylvanian Naked Necks, some people think Turkens are a cross between a turkey and a chicken, but that...
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Featured in our latest issue, Pick. at Garden Patch Farms is run by Tony Ndoca and Lexie Miller, two siblings from Illinois. Learn about their pick-your-own style farm!
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Feathers are great insulation from the cold but no help in the hot summer
When my family was raising chickens, we made sure they had a lot of water to drink and plenty of shade to help prevent heat stress.   Sheila Purdum is a poultry specialist at the University...

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