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Martha Stewart's childhood dream was to be a farmer.
Martha Stewart was raised on a 5th of an acre in Nutley, New Jersey. The lifestyle mogul says her father was a backyard gardener. She developed a love and passion for growing things, and he taught...
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The bird's purpose and even egg color may be a deciding factor
Starting a backyard chicken flock is fun for the whole family. The hard part is deciding on the type and breed of bird. Your reasons for raising chickens will influence your list of breeds. They...
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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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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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Share the hobby and show off your birds
Backyard chickens are a natural curiosity, especially in urban areas. Chicken clubs in many cities are hosting tours where people can visit several chicken coops in a day and learn all about them....
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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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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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Give your chickens a block treat to provide extra nutrition - and entertainment as they peck at it
Chickens have the natural instinct to peck at something. When you set out a block treat for them, they’re entertained with the pecking, and also get some nutrition. Block treats aren’t...

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