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How To Care For Baby Chicks – Guide To Raising Chickens In Your Backyard

Baby chicks are so cute! These days, many families are choosing to raise chickens in their backyards. If you are homesteading or starting your tiny backyard farm, raising chicks is something you might need to know about. You may already have egg-laying chickens or maybe planning to get baby chicks for the first time. But …

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What Is Bumblefoot In Chickens And How To Treat It

When raising chickens you will run into all kinds of different scenarios, health-wise and otherwise.  Let’s discuss treating bumblefoot in chickens because it is something you will most likely have to deal with at some point in your chicken-keeping adventure. Bumblefoot in Chickens Guide What is bumblefoot? Bumblefoot, or plantar pododermatitis, is essentially an abscess …

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How To Treat Coccidiosis in Chickens

If you are a new chicken owner and have been browsing the various chicken groups online, you’ve probably come across a few discussions on Coccidia in young birds. Let’s discuss coccidiosis in chickens: the causes, treatments, and cures.  All You Need To Know About Coccidiosis in Chickens What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a protozoan parasite found …

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What Is Marek’s Disease In Chickens

Along with owning chickens comes some new territory as far as illness and disease go. Learning about some of the more common diseases will help you to gain a better understanding of what to look for and how to tackle them should they arise. Marek’s disease in chickens is one of the most common illnesses found …

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How To Predator Proof The Chicken Coop And Run

If you own chickens you’ve probably noticed that everything likes to eat them. Predators see chickens as an easy meal and it is our job as their keepers to protect them from wild animals and neighboring dogs. Sometimes even your own dogs may think that your chickens are a fun play toy. Learning how to …

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Guide To Raising Buff Orpington Chickens

In the late 1800s, seeking to create a healthy cross-breed that would lay eggs well and provide meat for the table, William Cook of Kent, England began crossing several different breeds of chickens. Eventually, the results of his experiments created a large, attractive, well-laying chicken that he named after his village, Orpington. Buff Orpington chickens …

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10 Best Brown Egg Laying Chicken Breeds

As you may or may not know, chickens can lay a variety of egg colors. From white to chocolate and everything in between. Today we are going to discuss brown egg laying chicken breeds.  You might be surprised to find that even with brown eggs there is a whole color spectrum in itself. Let’s begin… …

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Guide To Raising Black Australorp Chickens

With glossy black feathers that reflect the light in a blue and green iridescence and gorgeous red combs, black Australorp chickens are beautiful birds that will make your barnyard welcoming and interesting. They have calm, gentle demeanors and will be an asset to any flock. These birds are champion layers, and they make excellent pet …

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