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Combat Chicken mites Naturally

Combat Chicken Mites Naturally

External parasites are the single most common problem encountered in a backyard chicken coop. The common culprits are chicken mites and chicken lice. Fortunately both are easily controlled using several …

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Natural Treatments for Chicken Diseases

Natural Treatments for Chicken Diseases

Despite your best efforts, sometimes a chicken falls ill. There are many common chicken diseases that can affect your flock, but fortunately there are simple and effective natural remedies available …

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Egg bound chicken

How to Help an Egg Bound Chicken

A chicken is egg bound when she is unable to pass an egg. The egg becomes stuck in the oviduct, causing the egg bound chicken considerable discomfort. Egg binding in …

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breaking broody hen

Broody hen – Breaking the cycle

How to stop a hen being broody and preventing it in future.

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keeping hens fit and healthy

Chicken Keeping: Healthy, fit hens

Different types of chickens lay different amounts of eggs. Some produce more or less depending on the time of year and the climate. All breeds have one thing in common: …

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keeping chickens safe

Keeping your chickens safe

When you start with chicken keeping, one of the main considerations will be keeping your chickens safe. Before you can buy your first chicken, you must decide how you are …

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Backyard Chicken Basics

Backyard Chicken- The Basics

Why do people keep chickens in the backyard? Chickens are fun! Chickens give you eggs! They are cheap, organic pest control! They fertilize the garden!

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Hatching Chickens from Day One

Whether you hatch them yourself or bring home day old chickens, meeting your baby chicks for the first time is very exciting. There are three very important things to remember when it comes to these tiny balls of fluff.

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