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Preserve your eggs for winter

-Dolt

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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher … Continue reading

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Dear Kenny

From a reader. I did my AR years ago and have no plans for another, so I’m out of touch. If you can help the man out, it would be most appreciated. You were super helpful on a gun question … Continue reading

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Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even … Continue reading

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Hungry for Chinese?

My favorite Chinese place in Modesto was downtown on J Street and named, believe it or not, Noah’s Hofbrau. I’m not fucking kidding. Evidently it was a German deli decades ago and was bought by a Chinese family who kept … Continue reading

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Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ … Continue reading

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Thank you, Lord

Gotta check out the commentary on these.

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And now you know…

Keeping eggs fresh has always been a challenge. Less than 100 years ago refrigeration was a luxury for the rich, so keeping eggs fresh relied on ingenuity and the staples of the house. In this article we are going to … Continue reading

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Might want to avoid the area

FORT WORTH – Police say they’ll beef up their presence in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards this weekend after an ATF warning that the Mongols motorcycle gang is likely planning a rally there that could draws hundreds of members of … Continue reading

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Calm down, Luis – it’s not what you think

Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years. In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years. One … Continue reading

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Hurricane donations

First off, I want to thank all of you that suggested organizations to donate to. It’s important to us that our money goes to those in need instead of paying CEO salaries. My favorite charitable organization is the Salvation Army … Continue reading

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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do and … Continue reading

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Idle? Or turn it off?

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You’re welcome

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Wasp control that works

A few days ago I put up a post about the horrifically bad wasp year we’re having. Outdoor activities had to be suspended except before dawn or after dark because of how many stinging insects were swarming the area. We’re … Continue reading

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A tip from your ol’ buddy Wirecutter

Hair spray is the ticket. If you have a really tough label, spray it down first, then use a hair dryer as you pull it up. Works on old bumper stickers too. You’re welcome.

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