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Chicken egg cycle. I never knew it took 25 hours to create and lay an egg...learn something new every day.

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Happy Homesteading: We brought home our baby chicks

Two hens in the backyard for each person in the house...! That's a lot of chickens!

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7 Best Herbs For Your Hens

Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.

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.

Charcoal For Chickens. Absorbs toxins from food or water, improves hygiene and health. Better hygiene also helps prevent infections like Salmonella. Keeps digestive system healthy. A laxative and helps move the impurities it absorbs out of the body. If worms or worm eggs are present, it can to some degree help move them out of the body. Poultry feed containing 1-1.5% charcoal has resulted in increased laying rate, longer laying period, increased egg weight, and reduces odor of manure…

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Chicken Nest Box Curtains- More than a Fashion Statement

The Chicken Chick: Chicken Nest Box Curtains- More than a Fashion Statement

Recipe ~ I love my chickens <3

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Eggs: To Wash or Not to Wash

Place your roosting areas HIGHER than your boxes. Chickens like to roost in the highest part of the coop that they can.