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Selling your farm-fresh eggs can be a great way to earn extra money. But before you stick a sign in the front yard, be sure you have a plan and understand the regulations. Radio interview source:...
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Eating fresh eggs is wonderful but if the shells are dirty, the eggs are unappetizing. If you don't have time to wash eggs right away, put them in the 'fridge. When it's time to clean...
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Most hens are able to lay eggs with no problem. However, some hens develop something called a prolapsed vent, which happens after an egg is laid. The vent, or oviduct, turns inside out and hangs...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Keep them safe Listen to this radio story (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Merrill Marxman, manager, Kankakee County (Illinois) Farmers' Market We let chickens run...
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Ordering baby chicks Chickens are great fun to raise, especially the fuzzy, yellow babies. Order the peeps online and have them shipped, or hand-pick them at a feed store. Radio interview source...
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Top chickens in the show pen need vitality and elegance to win that blue ribbon. If you want a showman's bird, you'll do well with the Modern Game fowl breed. Radio interview source:...
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To roost in the tree. Some chickens prefer a tree branch over a nice hen house. And good luck changing their minds. Radio interview source: Jesse Lyons, Extension...
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Remember butchering chickens at Grandma's? Catching the chickens, dressing them, and the fried chicken dinner later on. Processing your own poultry is a popular practice again. Radio interview...
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Radio interview source: Jesse Lyons, Extension Poultry Specialist, University of Missouri Listen here: How to keep hens laying in winter As the hours of daylight decrease in the fall, hens tend...
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Whether you have chickens as pets or you're just doing a health check on the flock, you'll need to handle them at some point. If you're patient and gentle, you'll be at the top of the...

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