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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

Breed Profile: Fawn & White Runner Ducks

Fawn and White Runner ducks are one of the most commonly sold hatchery varieties of ducks. While they lack the upright body type of exhibition-style Runners, Fawn and White Runners are distinctive in appearance, with slightly concave, expressive heads, brilliant coloring, and wine bottle-shaped bodies.

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Wing clipping: should you clip your duck’s wings?

There are few things prettier than a duck with natural wings flying around a barnyard. But is it the best decision to allow your ducks …

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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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Chickens

Using sand in the brooder is worth it!

Brooders can become incredibly smelly in just a day or two under the wrong conditions. Using a thin layer of sand in the base of your brooder can eliminate odors and provide an easy way to clean up–like scooping out a cat’s litter box. This keeps your chickens healthier and is a breeze to maintain.

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The benefits of bantam chickens

Many people first venturing into the world of backyard chickens have some form of space constraint. Either they can only own a few chickens in their city, or they have limited space to keep them in. Bantam chickens provide a wonderful alternative to their full size counterparts. They are tiny, lively, and come in any possible color.

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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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Mixed Flock

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