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Nutrition

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Calcium and Your Flock

Go ahead, grab the label off of your newest bag of feed and read through the ingredients. There is a lot there! We all know that a balanced diet is important for your flock. As a part of any balanced ... READ MORE

Hands-on Help

The Risks of Too Much Protein

The mantra of many chicken owners is “protein is king.” While in some situations this is not wrong, many times animals are over-fed protein or given the wrong amino acid balance.

Plain Talk

All About the Bloom

If you are new to chicken keeping, then you probably have not yet had an in-depth conversation with someone about “the bloom.” If you are the average chicken keeper, with chickens for about five or si... READ MORE

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Excellent Eggs

When and How to Wash Eggs

I admit it: I’m in it for the eggs. I love my birds, but what I love most is that daily contribution to my breakfast plate. Raising hens provides a means of ensuring the welfare of animals that provid... READ MORE

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Excellent Eggs

Benedict Strata

Eggs Benedict made simple This make-ahead casserole dish is ideal for brunch,and it requires far less attention to detail thantraditional Eggs Benedict. Assemble the nightbefore to cook and enjoy the ... READ MORE

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Poultry Today

A Chicken Coop Primer

For some people the thought of designing their own coop is another highlight along the path of poultry possession.  This article is meant to be your primer, or guide, to making good decisions when bui... READ MORE

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Poultry Today

Not Again

Once again, the backyard poultry movement finds itself linked to a Salmonella outbreak. This time, however, it’s the largest in history due to the number of confirmed cases, (over 700) and the eight s... READ MORE

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Poultry Today

Are You Considering Your Source?

As another spring quickly approaches, and thousands of newcomers embark on keeping backyard chickens, I once again have to emphasize the importance of where you get your information. You have to ask y... READ MORE

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Chicken Scratch

Two Paths to Organic, Farm Fresh...

How you transition to organic production depends on whether you are producing eggs for your family or for sale.   Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starting with chicks... READ MORE

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