Resource Library for Chicken Keepers

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Sources: TBN Ranch / Content Contributors Charts & Diagrams Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal Chicken Anatomy, Full Color Chicken Combs and Wattles Chicken Egg Color Chart Chicken Feather Variations & Markings Chicken Feeding Chart Development of a Chick Henderson’s … Continue reading

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Dosages of the Good Stuff… for Chickens with Parasites

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When you Need Real Help, Here’s the Article! (Bottom of Page) Warning: Don’t read if you’re into all that natural stuff.  Natural remedies just don’t cut it in many cases, tried them all and found them to be only minimally … Continue reading

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Chicken Drama Leaves Lucy Pantless

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Lucy is in chicken hospital recovering from a squabble in the coop. As you can see, she lost the battle, and unfortunately, her pants. What was the battle over? Well it’s an ongoing battle over who gets what nest to … Continue reading

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Which Holiday Leftovers are Safe for Chickens?

Here are some popular holiday food items and my recommendations on sharing. Let’s start  with some leftovers that are okay to share:

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Understanding the Molting Process

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Molting is a natural process that chickens go through annually so they can replenish and replace their feathers. Chickens need to grow new feathers to allow them to effectively regulate their body temperature especially those in colder environments.
Chickens will molt several times during their lives. The first molt is called a “juvenile” molt and occurs when they are only 6 – 8 days old… Continue Reading

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