for egg laying. Meat birds come from the store. :)
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The Chicken Chick®: Cucumber Tetherball: Chicken Boredom Buster
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Cucumber tetherball to keep chickens free of boredom. http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/07/cucumber-tetherball-chicken-boredom.html
The Chicken Chick®: Cucumber Tetherball: Chicken Boredom Buster @ulrikep
Cucumber Tetherball: Chicken Boredom Buster
How to Train a Dog to Protect Chickens: www.squidoo.com/...
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Training dogs to live peacefully with chickens. I NEED THIS FOR ROSIE COTTON!
How to Train a Dog to Protect Chickens @Michelle Flynn Nicholson
How to Train a Dog to Protect Backyard Chickens
How to train dogs to protect chickens. This is for Suzi Q.
Dog with Chickens training guide. Since I have dog who has anxiety issues this may be the reason we don't get chickens.
How to Train a Dog to Protect Chickens - We have a chicken whisperer dog. (This dog looks just like our new dog Roxy!)
The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds - Wells Poultry Blog @Stephanie Gauthier @Marcel Deterra
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the eggcellent guide to chicken breeds . wells poultry blogwells poultry blog.
The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds Infographic- i want a chicken coop so bad!
The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds - Wells Poultry Blog Since I hope to own my own chickens someday for fresh eggs I might as well read up on types and how-to's.
What to do with an egg-bound hen. We just lost one to this. I wish I would have read this sooner. :(
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helping "egg bound" chicken
What To Do With An Egg Bound Hen » Lil' Suburban Homestead
Egg bound chock
@Emily A :) thought of you!~
#Homestead #Chicken - What to do with an egg-bound hen.
What To Do With An Egg Bound Hen
New chickens should be confined to a dedicated pen away from the existing flock.
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How to introduce new chickens to your flock
The Chicken Chick®: Quarantine of Backyard Chickens: Why and How
The Chicken Chick: Integrating New Flock Members-The Playpen Method
The Chicken Chick®: What's a Chicken Tractor?
Quarantine of Backyard Chickens: When and How
Adding apple cider vinegar to our chickens water a few times a week not only makes the water more appealing to them, it also keeps the waterers cleaner and controls the bacteria both in the water and in the hens digestive system. The vinegar boosts good bacteria and is thought to also even combat coccidia, which is present in most chicken runs, no matter how fastidiously they are cleaned.
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Fresh Eggs Daily®: The Holistic Trinity - Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Diatomaceous Earth - to boost immune systems in chickens
'Holistic Trinity' of healthy chickens: Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Diatomaceous Earth. . . .she looks like Scarlett!
Make your own Apple Cider Vinegar
Just a random online thread, but great idea for easy nesting boxes!
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Neat nesting box's
Great pictorial on favorite weeds for chickens Farshad Inanlou-eggs-daily...
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Weeds 101 ---Chickens (and ducks) love weeds. As an added bonus, many weeds are extremely nutritious and contain tons of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Winter weeds are especially good healthy treats when grass and other greens are scarce.
A chicken chunnel! Run it around your garden for pest control...
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Chunnel: the chicken tunnel. Giving the chix a run around the garden perimeter is a good way to keep bugs and rodents out. I'll have a farm in my lifetime...hopefully :)
@Heather Creswell Foshaug, for our chickens we should do this all around the yard, just make it a little wider. Dad has plenty of that type of stuff.
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Will be sure to include this when I build my chicken coop. Chunnel: the chicken tunnel. Giving chickens a run around the garden perimeter is a good way to keep bugs and rodents out.
THE CHUNNEL: THE CHICKEN TUNNEL
How to get rid of rats in the chicken coop ~ImaginAcres~
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How to get rid of rats in the chicken coop ~ImaginAcres~ http://imaginacres.com/urban-chickens-how-to-rid-your-coop-of-a-rat-invasion/
How to get rid of rats in your chicken coop
How to feed your used eggshells back to chickens for calcium.
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9 Things to do with eggshells- Everything from using in the garden, extra calcium, and even making sidewalk chalk.
30 things to do with eggshells - tomato plant nutrient, homemade Sidewalk chalk (5-8 egg shells (finely ground), 1 tsp hot water, 1 tsp flour, food coloring optional…mix and pack into toilet tissue rolls and let dry), etc.
There are some surprising ideas in these 30+ things to do with egg shells. -- this is wonderful! I had no idea you could make sidewalk chalk from eggshells :)
How to Feed Eggshells to Chickens
homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.)
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Automatic waterer - good idea
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Homemade Chicken Drinker | An Outdoor Life
homemade chicken water- this is a neat idea for my moms chicken coop.
Homemade Chicken Drinker
Chicken Cabbage Tether Ball. Someone else says: "I tried iceberg lettuce once and that lasted all of about 15 minutes. They ate that so fast it made your head spin. Cabbage definitely last a lot longer. Another activity for cooped up hens is to throw black oil sunflower seeds around the coop and let the hens scratch for it. They love them and only get them in the winter when they could use the extra calories to stay warm. It’s also a great way to keep the litter churned.
I hang cabbages and kale leaves all tied together- my girls LOVE to peck at it while it swings around
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Homestead Survival: Chicken Cabbage Tether Ball @Amanda Snelson Snelson Taylor @dale Taylor
FOR MARTI!! If only you could keep bored kids busy with a hanging cabbage! It's like tetherball for chickens.
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Chicken Cabbage Tether Ball | HenCam
I love the graduated design of this roost. There's plenty of room for them to spread out but no one is sitting underneath another hen and in the direct line of fire!
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~~ "Nice Roost with Cleaning Door...good way to collect "clean" poop?"
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I love the graduated design of this roost. There's plenty of room for them to spread out but no one is sitting underneath another hen and in the direct line of fire! I really like the trap door and slide rack for easy cleaning!!
Mallory's Chicken Mansion now open!
"As a vet, I recommend that everyone raising hens change from open water sources to nipple drinkers....the hens get plenty of water, and the disease reduction is so striking that there is no doubt which is better." Dr. Mike Petrik, The Chicken Vet
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The Advantages of Poultry Nipple Watering Systems & The Chicken Fountain in particular
Poultry nipple waterer "As a vet, I recommend that everyone raising hens change from open water sources to nipple drinkers....the hens get plenty of water, and the...
LOVE this!!! Great way to rotate crops and get the chooks to safely turn over JUST their allocated bed
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Orchard and Veggie Patch » Less than 2 Degrees
Roosters are great for protecting your flock. Unfortunately, they often tear up their hens during mating. Here is an easy and effective way to protect your hens.data-pin-do=
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Quick no- sew chicken saddle
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Roosters are great for protecting your flock. Unfortunately, they often tear up their hens during mating. Here is an easy DIY way to protect your hens' back.
Roosters are great for protecting your flock. Unfortunately, they often tear up their hens during mating. Here is an easy and effective way to protect your hens. Now all she needs is a little pair of cowgirl boots...
Make a No-Sew Chicken Saddle
Weird Eggs 101: The Oddities Explained: Yellow Birch Hobby Farm
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Yellow Birch Hobby Farm: Weird Eggs 101: The Oddities Explained
Adding an automatic pop door to your coop!
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My next chicken purchase. Chicken Farming Series Part One – Automatic Pop Door
Auto door opener
Chicken Farming Series Part One – Automatic Pop Door
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Getting Good Eggs -- Dry cleaning an egg
The female thing.
Use abrasive sponge to clean eggs.
How to get good clean eggs from your backyard chicks
Video of chicken laying her egg. Ouch- no wonder she's so noisy!
Good general info
Treating your layer hens to a little TLC will mean delicious, golden-yolked eggs for your morning breakfast.
5 Steps to Get the Best Eggs Possible - Hobby Farms
Common Baby Chick Ailments and Natural Treatments - respiratory, coccidiosis, Marek's, pasty butt, spraddle leg, scissor beak, stargazing
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Fresh Eggs Daily®: Spraddle Leg - Preventing and Treating Splayed Leg in Baby Chicks
Fresh Eggs Daily®: Common Baby Chick Ailments and Natural Treatments
When it comes to your chickens’ health, providing a safe, clean, predator-proof environment for your flock and making sure they have access to nutritious feed and fresh water go a long way. #chicken #backyardchicken
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Sick Chickens? Spot the Symptoms [Infographic] - Hobby Farms
Sick Chickens? Spot the Symptoms (Infographic) When it comes to your chickens’ health, providing a safe, clean, predator-proof environment for your flock and making sure they have access to nutritious feed and fresh water go a long way.
Sick Chickens? Spot the Symptoms [Infographic] - Hobby Farms
Raising Worms for Feeding Your Chickens - My Pet Chicken Blog
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Raising Worms for Feeding Your Chickens - My Pet Chicken Blog & to feed other poultry and fish and for soil building and worm tea fertilizer and... Origins Hobby Farm
Raise worms for feeding chickens
Making a simple worm bin to feed chickens and make compost.
Raising Worms for Feeding Your Chickens
Chicken Behavior - The Ignorant Gal’s Guide to Things No Sane Person Would Tell You about Chickens
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Chicken Behavior - The Ignorant Gal’s Guide to Things No Sane Person Would Tell You about Chickens- this is hilarious! and sooo true! especially the "death by sun ray" haha
Homestead Survivalist: Top 5 Tips For Building A Chicken Coop