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Hobby Farms 15h
Some people include their cats or dogs in holiday pictures and include them in their annual family portraits that double as Christmas cards. But you're not "some people." You have chickens, and you want to include them. Here are 10 tips for...
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Hobby Farms 15h
Ever want to take your chicken for a walk like you would a dog? Our editors found a chicken harness just for that purpose. See all 8 chicken-themed items they found for a recent print featured called General Store. ...
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Hobby Farms 15h
Worm farming: Interesting and also profitable. In her new book, "The Worm Farmer's Handbook," Rhonda Sherman describes the science as well as the business of vermicomposting in clear and relevant detail. Read our review. ...
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Hobby Farms 15h
As fall heads toward winter, in most regions a chicken's routines change, and that affects nutrition. Here are guidelines to help you understand the changes and feed your flock accordingly. ...
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Hobby Farms 16h
Did you know the turkey got its name -- in two languages -- from people who thought it was an exotic bird from different parts of Asia? See where the turkey really comes from, and how it made its way around the world and back. ...
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Hobby Farms 17h
Female chickens bred to be broilers grow slower than males, yet they have their own benefits and considerations for your meat production. Learn more about the differences and benefits.
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Hobby Farms 17h
Here's a DIY project -- making candles from beeswax -- that will keep you cozy during cold weather and also supply you with gifts for family and friends -- and maybe give you something to sell at winter or spring markets. ...
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Hobby Farms 18h
Did you know that queen bees can lay as many as 2,000 eggs per day -- and that they leave the hive only once or twice in their lifetimes? Talk about thankless work! All kidding aside, learn more remarkable facts about these diligent leaders of honeybee...
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Hobby Farms 21h
You might have your Thanksgiving menu planned already, then again maybe you don't. Here are three traditional turkey recipes that originated in Scotland good for holiday meals or any celebratory gathering. ...
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Hobby Farms 22h
If you live in a cold region and are considering expanding your flock next year, here are three layer breeds known for being very cold-hardy.
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Hobby Farms 22h
Using pest barriers instead of pesticides is one way to be a smarter, more eco-friendly gardener. These 5 easy-to-use measures deserve a place in every gardener's arsenal.
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Hobby Farms 22h
Cooler weather means chickens in many regions will free-range less and be inside the coop or run more. To prevent boredom, which can mean trouble in a flock, here are some ideas about keeping your birds active. ...
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
You might have your Thanksgiving menu planned already, then again maybe you don't. Here are three traditional turkey recipes that originated in Scotland good for holiday meals or any celebratory gathering. ...
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
In part three of our series on chicken health, we continue alphabetically through chicken ailments, covering the letters F through I, including feathers, fleas, flies, frostbite, housing and injury.
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
Did you know the turkey got its name -- in two languages -- from people who thought it was an exotic bird from different parts of Asia? See where the turkey really comes from, and how it made its way around the world and back. ...
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
Some people include their cats or dogs in holiday pictures and include them in their annual family portraits that double as Christmas cards. But you're not "some people." You have chickens, and you want to include them. Here are 10 tips for...
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
Spring is months away, but when it comes to weeds, this is a great time of year to establish control over them. These fall weed control tips offer actions you can take today to limit weed growth tomorrow. ...
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
Want to take your chicken for a walk? We found a harness designed just for that purpose. See all the chicken-themed items our editors found in a recent print issue.
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
Foraging is good for chicken health. Here's our guide to providing access to forage through every season, which helps in raising a healthy and happy backyard flock.
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Hobby Farms Nov 17
If you're considering expanding your flock or replacing some hens next year and live in a region where cold is a concern, here are three layer breeds that are especially cold-hardy.
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