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The scales on a chicken's leg should lie flat. If they're not, the chicken may have scaly leg mites. Mites cause irritation and if untreated, a bird can go lame.
Radio interview source: Phillip Clauer, Extension Poultry Specialist, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Help prevent chicken scaly leg...
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All Around The Homestead: A page written by our readers
  Straw garden Our home did not have good soil for planting a summer garden, so we planted our tomatoes in bales of wheat straw. We had to water more often, but our kitchen was supplied with a...
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Consider it free nutrients for the garden.
Chicken owners often use wood shavings, straw, or sawdust as bedding in the coop to keep the birds dry. When cleaning out chicken coops, an option is to toss the litter onto the compost pile....
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The perks of raising poultry go beyond meat and eggs. If you build a chicken tractor, you'll have mobile pest controllers and fertilizers.
Radio interview source: Rich McGinnis, Co-Owner, DIY Chicken Coops Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   We had a coop to put our chickens in at night, but let...
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These fun reader photos show that when it comes to chickens, big personality comes in small packages!
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While individual coop designs will vary according to your whim and fancy, every great chicken coop shares seven common characteristics.
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Less than a half-hour commute from the big city sits a delightful oasis for both humans and animals.
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"Country view" asks you to address subjects on which you are the expert. This month you share your poultry stories.
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"Country view" asks you to address subjects on which you are the expert. This month you share your poultry stories.

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