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keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

How to keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

Mice and rats pretty much go hand in hand with farming, unfortunately! instead of being horrified, just know you can keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn. I’ll show you how to do this below, by improving the security and cleanliness of your barnyard, as well as by regularly setting traps.

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Ducks

Why your ducks are turning white

There’s little question color plays a large role in selecting a breed of poultry to own. Ducks are no exception, and come in a wide array of beautiful colors. So, some people are taken by surprise when their duck grows new feathers for the year, horrified to find their lovely dark-feathered duck now has white spots. What happened?

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How to properly care for baby Muscovy ducklings

Muscovy ducklings are great fun to raise and invaluable around the barnyard. Make sure your baby Muscovies grow up right by following a few simple tips.

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Why providing a roost is so important for Muscovy ducks

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Muscovy ducks is the fact they roost, like chickens. Even clipped Muscovies will find a way to perch on the highest surface they can reach. Your Muscovies will greatly appreciate being provided with roosts to fulfill one of their strongest natural instincts.

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Chickens

keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

How to keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

Mice and rats pretty much go hand in hand with farming, unfortunately! instead of being horrified, just know you can keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn. I’ll show you how to do this below, by improving the security and cleanliness of your barnyard, as well as by regularly setting traps.

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Fluffy baby chicks from Cackle Hatchery

If you’re a poultry fancier, one of the best parts of spring is finally getting your long-awaited box of baby poultry. Baby chicks are pretty much the cutest thing on the planet, and our chicks for 2017 are no exception.

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Breed Profile: Cochin Bantams (or Pekins)

Cochin Bantams are one of the most recognizable breeds of chicken. They are incredibly distinctive with their ball-shaped bodies, massively feathered legs, and plumed, round tails. They have short single combs and expressive little faces.

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Geese

How to successfully keep different species of poultry together

Many poultry enthusiasts like to joke that chickens are a gateway animal–meaning it’s usually pretty tough for people with a couple chickens to not also …

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Horses

The most useful supplies for winter horse care

The most useful supplies for winter horse care

Winter horse care isn’t always very fun, but it’s important for our horses’ health. Here’s some MUST have winter horse supplies to make your life easier.

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Recipes

Recipe: Fast and easy pizzeria style pizza

It’s no secret: my family loves pizza. It has been a family ritual to have pizza on Saturday nights for as long as I can remember, a tradition that continues to this day. We have tried way too many pizza recipes to count over the years, but of all of them, this is the clear winner. It truly tastes like crispy pizzeria pizza and is so simple to make anyone can do it!

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Recipe: Microwave Lemon Meringue Pies

This delightfully gooey lemon meringue pie recipe can be prepared with your microwave. Yum!

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Recipe: Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

This simple recipe for buttermilk biscuits will have you enjoying light, fluffy biscuits in no time. Delicious!

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