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Learning from Chickens

With coronavirus closing schools, millions of parents have unexpectedly become home school teachers. They are learning how valuable trained professional teachers are as they attempt to help their kids expand their math, reading, and problem-solving abilities. It’s a great time…

Keeping Water Liquid

Like humans, chickens enjoy sipping cool refreshing water.  They drink a surprising amount, even in winter, and it’s essential that they always have it available. There’s a problem. Winter! When the temperature plunges below freezing water soon becomes ice. A…

Giving Your Chickens A Good Night’s Sleep

Both people and chickens appreciate a good night’s sleep.  As warm months approach odds are better that humans will be more comfortable after dark than their chickens.   After all, people live in well-ventilated houses with screened windows to exclude pesky…

Demystifying Chicken Feed

When it comes to food, chickens are just like people. Both need a nutritious well-balanced diet to be both healthy and productive.  That’s a simple concept but visit a feed store and a customer confronts a dizzying array of feed…

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