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Raising chickens with your family is fun, educational, and a great way to bond outdoors.
Raising your own backyard poultry is a practical endeavor for natural, home-grown meat and eggs. It’s not all business, though–raising chickens can be fun for the whole family! Backyard...
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In her new book "How to Speak Chicken," Melissa Caughey shares fun and true facts about backyard chickens.
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Your chicken flock may be saying more than you think!
Every animal has its own way of communicating and if we pay attention, we can figure out what they’re telling us. Melissa Caughey went a step further. The Massachusetts chicken owner has...
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Follow this essential advice when starting out your first chicken flock.
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Winterizing your chicken house before the snow flies helps your chickens (and you!) weather the cold.
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Winterizing your chicken house before the snow flies helps your chickens (and you!) weather the cold.
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Meet the chicken: a versatile farm animal, pet, and food provider.
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Follow our 4 tips for raising children and chickens in one happy backyard.
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With a rooster in the barnyard, you don't need an alarm clock
It may seem crazy, but I love the sound of roosters crowing. At one time, we had three roosters sounding off each morning. That was a bit much, especially when they started at 4 a.m. Poultry...
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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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