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Providing supplementation helps chickens during cold weather
Radio interview source: David Frame, Extension Poultry Specialist, Utah State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below David Frame is an extension poultry specialist at Utah...
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Useful and money-saving tips from our audience
Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Finding the most efficient way to care for chickens often comes from ideas from other poultry owners. These tips from our audience might come in...
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Fly control in the chicken house starts with good sanitation and manure management.
Radio interview source: Ralph Williams, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Where there are chickens, there's manure. And where...
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Chicken owners love their birds and get concerned when something doesn't look right. The comb on top of the birds' heads usually stands straight up, but it can be floppy, too.
Radio interview source: Danny Thornton, Extension Poultry Instructor, Mississippi State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Sometimes our listeners...
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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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