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  1. Dangers of Raw Chicken

    We know that pathogens like E-coli and Salmonella thrive on raw chicken meat, but according to a recent study, harmful bacteria are more prevalent than previously thought. Consumer Reports collected 316 samples of chicken meat across the nation to find that 97 percent of these products contain microbes in conventional and organic brands.

    The meat was collected from 26 states stores of many types. And some of the most common bacteria found included campylobacter, Salmonella, and...
  2. Clipping Wings

    Heated debate often follows when it comes to the issue of cutting chicken feathers.

    If you're going to keep backyard chickens, clipping their wings will be essential; however, this will not harm the bird, and the creature will not feel any pain. This not only prevents them from flying over your fence, but it keeps them out of danger from predators, getting lost, or being hit by cars. But you can avoid clipping their wings by constructing a roof over their living quarters, or by placing...
  3. Give Life to An Egg

    Hatching chicks is an easy process, but it is a matter of patience and timing. The primary tool you'll need in breathing life into your eggs is an incubator. Above all, chicks need heat in order grow inside egg, and you'll be providing that for them.

    Eggs are most ready to hatch within a seven day time frame of being laid. After 10 days, the chance of nurturing them drops even further. The entire hatching process should take 21 days, but some eggs may hatch a few days early.

    For...
  4. Chicken Breeds

    Having chickens around can be a rewarding and fun experience, but there are different breeds to consider. Some breeds are better foragers, while others lay eggs more often than most. It all depends on what you plan to do with your chickens when considering different types to get.

    Nowadays, chickens can be divided into 3 categories: mixed hybrids, pure breeds and egg-laying birds. The hybrid chickens are known for meat consumption. They tend to have a higher body mass for maximum meat...
  5. Raise Your Chickens Organically

    I live up here in the North Georgia Mountains, and there's a Tyson poultry plant just down the road from where I live. I tend to see large Tyson trucks carrying layer upon layer of confined chickens stacked on top of one another. If you happen tobenext to thesetrucks sitting in traffic, then you'll know that the smell can be horrendous. The chickens are crammed in small cages with little room, some not moving at all. No matter what farmers and the chicken industry may say, being crammed in...
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