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Backyard chickens – common problems and what to do about them…

  Keeping hens When we first had poultry I remember being nervous about all the different ailments that were potentially lurking out there.  Each time one of them was slightly off colour I began to panic a little, reaching for my backyard chicken bible and frightening myself half to death with names like Marek’s Disease…

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Hen care: Getting Ready for Winter…

Winter As winter approaches and the days get shorter, our thoughts must turn to the important business of looking out for our chickens at this time of year. Lower temperatures, reduced daylight hours and increased precipitation can cause your flock problems if you’re not prepared. Poultry house One of the main priorities as the weather…

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