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Brooder Basics

A brooder is the baby chick’s home for the first few weeks of its life and will provide everything the hen does for her offspring after they hatch. The five main items needed for an effective set up a... READ MORE

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Bedding for Your Chickens

Are you using the right materials? By Brigid McCrea, PhD There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding bedding for small flocks. First of all, let’s define litter vs. bedding, as the ter... READ MORE

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Two paths to organic farm fresh ...

Transitioning process depends on if you are producing eggs for your family or for resale.   Shoreview, Minn. [March 23, 2017] – Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starti... READ MORE

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Benefits & Challenges of Raising...

Who wouldn’t want farm fresh eggs to enjoy every day? For those who live in the country, having your own small flock of chickens can be the perfect fit. While there are many rewarding aspects of ownin... READ MORE

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History and Importance of the Na...

More than likely you have heard of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, or NPIP as it sometimes called, but do you know the NPIP’s history or purpose? To understand the beginning or purpose behind t... READ MORE

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Keep Your Rooster from Harassing...

The rooster struts around the coop and yard like he owns the place. He’s in charge and should protect the hens. Sometimes, however, roosters can become overly aggressive with hens. Learn how to spot t... READ MORE

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