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Why Do Chickens Lay Eggs With Soft Shells Or Without A Shell?

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Why Do Chickens Lay Eggs With Soft Shells Or Without A Shell?

Did you notice how your chickens are laying soft eggs and are worried about it? There are a variety of factors affecting the type of eggs chickens produce. In this article, I will help you understand the reason behind getting soft eggs from your chickens and how to do something about it.

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Build A Dust Bath For Chickens In Just 5 Minutes!

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Build A Dust Bath For Chickens In Just 5 Minutes!

Chickens need to keep themselves free of mites and other parasites, and building a dust bath for chickens can be done in just 5 minutes. So why do chickens roll in dirt to dust bathe? Well, its how they keep themselves free of external parasites that can cause all sorts of health problems. Making your own dust bath for chickens also ensures that your hens are bathing with beneficial dirt, rather than dirt caked with manure, dead and decaying matter, etc, that harbor bad bacteria that can harm your birds [1]. You can also include parasite-preventing supplements and herbs to...

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Why Are My Chicken's Feathers Falling Out?

Why are my chicken’s feathers falling out?!?!? This is one of the biggest questions I get from concerned new chicken owners.   There are many reasons why your chicken’s feathers might be falling out. I’ll go through some of the main ones today and give you tips on what you should do.   The top reasons chickens lose feathers are: Molting Not enough protein Self-inflicted from stress Broodiness Picking by bullies Mites and lice Vent gleet Overmating by roosters   Molting So, chickens molt. And it's a very common reason why chickens lose feathers.   In case you don't know,...

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6 All-Natural Ways To Keep Flies, Gnats, And Mosquitoes Off Your Chickens

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6 All-Natural Ways To Keep Flies, Gnats, And Mosquitoes Off Your Chickens

Nothing is worse than being bothered by flying pests. It can make life miserable for you….and your chickens! That’s why this article is about my top 6 ways to keep flies, gnats, and mosquitoes off your chickens so you AND they can enjoy time outside!

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