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How to implement the deep litter method

How to implement the deep litter method

If you’re not familiar with it, the deep litter method is a brilliant old-timers method to manage your coop litter through the winter. By adding subsequent layers of litter, and turning the layers frequently, you’re allowing biological microbes to break down the...

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How to incubate chicken eggs

How to incubate chicken eggs

Incubating eggs at home can be a fun project for those looking to grow their backyard flocks. Here's how to incubate your own chicken eggs this season. 1. START WITH FERTILE EGGS If you have a rooster in your coop you will more than likely already have fertilised...

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Do chickens need shell grit?

Do chickens need shell grit?

Adding shell grit to your chicken's diet is vitally important - it’s essential to their digestive system healthy and functioning well, and helps to ensure they have access to the nutrients their bodies demand. What is shell grit? Shell grit is a chicken dietary...

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