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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...
If you build a chicken tractor, you'll have mobile pest controllers and fertilizers.
Lots of people let their chickens free range around the barnyard during the day. Sometimes the varmints get them, so enclosing them inside a chicken tractor would keep them safer. Chicken tractors...
Getting started with chickens
Dear Purina: My friend Laura is an amazing mom. Her kids are always running around outside, enjoying the fresh air. She says the secret is backyard chickens. Her kids helped pick out chicks and...
Daniel Salatin says his success comes from mimicking nature
The land on Polyface Farm of Swoope, Virginia has been worked for over two-centuries. You’d think it would be tired out, but owner Daniel Salatin says they’re healing the land and the...
Here are building plans and a materials list for a backyard coop.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... use these instructions to build a coop right in your backyard and start raising chickens. Download our FREE PDF by clicking the link below.
This Minnesota family saved their farm by going direct to consumers.
Make sure your birds have the food they need to stay healthy all winter.
Help hens lay farm fresh eggs by providing comfortable nests and quality feed.
If raising a backyard flock was a treasure hunt, the ultimate prize would be a hen’s first egg. To extend this feeling of exhilaration and help hens produce wholesome, nutritious eggs long-term...
Nearly 500 students affected by cancellation of classes at poultry teaching and research farm due to the threat of a resurgence of avian influenza.
The Department of Animal Science is minimizing traffic to the facility located south of campus to safeguard a flock of rare chickens used for research. It is feared that this year’s...
Here's why they're attracted to it in the first place
I drive a rural road every day to work. I pass by a small farm with free-ranging chickens, and quite often at least one of the birds is right on the edge of the road. I would feel really bad if I hit...