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April 24, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming! 

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Heat, Water and Food: A Recipe For Healthy Chicks

At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?

March 14, 2012

Underemployed 

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Put Your Chickens To Work

Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.

February 23, 2012

Lies, Lies -- All Lies! 

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Four Chicken Myths Busted

Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.

January 20, 2012

Lots Of Cluckers 

Chickens In The Yard

Choose Your Chickens Well

Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?

January 8, 2012

Fashionable Poultry 

Buttercup Cockerel

Entering The Glamorous World Of Poultry Shows

Do you fancy yourself as a poultry aficionado? You may be surprised to learn that it is a time-honored tradition that can be quite fun.

December 19, 2011

Chickens Beware 

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City Chick, Country Chick: Keeping Poultry Predators Away

No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.

November 29, 2011

Chilly Chicks 

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Winterizing Your Chickens

Will my chickens be warm enough in the winter? Sure, as long as they have a dry coop that is well ventilated and plenty of food and water to drink.

November 21, 2011

Clean Coops, Happy Chickens 

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Bugs Of Winter: Protecting Your Chickens From Lice And Mites

It happens in the best of coops: lice and mite infestations. But there are some things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pesky critters.

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