The Many Wonders Of The Woodlot

You can reduce your fuel and food costs by heating with and eating from your woodlot and yard. Learn the basics of woodlot management.

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Meet the Alpha Hen: Every Flock Has One

Regardless of whether a rooster is present, a single hen sits atop the female pecking order. Here’s how the behavior and balance of an alpha hen play out.

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Protect Your Chickens From Fly-Strike

Fly-strike is among nature’s most insidious afflictions. Here are ways to prevent your birds from getting it and how to react if they do.

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Raising Chickens: A Diary Of 4 Hatchlings

Here is the story in words and pictures of 4 chicks growing up, and our observations of raising chickens from egg to successfully mating in 23 weeks.