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When transporting birds, always make sure they're in containers with adequate ventilation and absorbent bottoms so they don't slip. Partition the containers, too, so the birds don't...
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When backyard hobbyists first start raising chickens, they are sometimes astounded by the number of different chicken breeds that are available. A quick perusal of your favorite hatchery's...
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If you're having trouble putting up with an aggressive rooster around your farm, you don't have to play the avoid game. Sometimes you just need to show him who runs the farm. Here's how...
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If you want to raise a few chickens but don't know where to put them, try an Eglu Cube. It's easy to clean, durable, and perfect for people just starting out with a small flock. Radio...
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Starting a poultry flock Whether for meat and eggs or just as a hobby, poultry flocks are very popular on acreages. If you're thinking of starting a flock, get your coop in order first....
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When raising chickens, one of the most important decisions a backyard hobbyist must make -- besides the choice to actually raise chickens, of course -- is how the chickens will be housed. Most...
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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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Chickens nutritional needs will change as they grow from baby to adult. There are different classes of nutrients necessary for body building such as protein, vitamins, calcium and minerals. A chicken...
Radio interview source: David Frame, Extension Poultry Specialist, Utah State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Chickens have different nutritional needs at...
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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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