Category Archives: Tips and tricks

How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still … Continue reading

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Why Are Fancy Groceries Madhouses, But Regular Chains Humming Along As Usual?

Different types of people handle situations differently, especially when it comes to stuff like a pandemic of a deadly Wuhan virus. But in New York City and elsewhere, an interesting pattern is emerging in regard to fancy chain grocery stores … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Microwave Steam Bags for the Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

One possibility of overcoming the problems posed by the lack of decontamination equipment and elaborate protocols is to use technology that is readily available and already used by the general public for other applications with similar requirements. Off-the-shelf microwave steam … Continue reading

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And now you know…..

As the coronavirus pandemic has households stocking up on toilet paper and emptying shelves across the country, a new website is attempting to answer the question: How much TP do we really need? Howmuchtoiletpaper.com is a website created by student … Continue reading

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Chicken shit

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Cooking

In the world of big wagon cattle outfits, a cook was hired more for his ability to drive a chuck wagon pulled by a team of draft horses than for his cooking skills. Chances are that when he cooked, he … Continue reading

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Chicken shit

It can be alarming if your chickens poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chicken’s poop will differ depending on what they eat, where … Continue reading

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Prepping your cast iron frying pan

-Jason

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Grit and Oyster Shell: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

Unfortunately a lot of people think that grit and oyster shell are the same thing. They are not. Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones. … Continue reading

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Top 11 ways to accidentally kill your chickens

Over recent years, many people have taken the plunge and decide to keep chickens. Unfortunately, some people have done so without doing even basic research into the care and upkeep of their flock. Subsequently, some birds languish or die simply … Continue reading

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Treats That Will Make Your Hens Lay More Eggs

Healthy, happy hens lay more eggs. Has it been proven scientifically? I don’t know, but from my experience a healthy hen will produce more eggs than an unhealthy, miserable chicken. Obviously, we can’t speed up the ‘egg clock’, but by … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Get Chickens

Many people get chickens thinking they are cute, easy to look after and do not require a great deal of maintenance. After all, how much upkeep can a chicken require? Unfortunately, this rosy outlook puts a lot of chickens into … Continue reading

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More DIY lube: Make your own Ballistol

Ballistol has been popping up increasingly in stores, magazine articles, forums, and blog posts over the past few years- enough so that I thought I should check it out. I’m usually very skeptical of the CLP-of-the-month frenzy that preoccupies a … Continue reading

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And now you know…..

–Brooks

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Home Defense Overpenetration: Shotgun, Handgun, Rifle

Over-penetration in a home defense situation can cause more harm than the original threat. If, God forbid, someone should break into your home, you will have a million thoughts racing through your head, and a stress level some people may … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Collection of Firearms Safe and Secure

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Firearm ownership is through the roof. Thieves walk among us. An honest reflection will lead anybody to believe neither is likely to change anytime soon. This leads to some dark places for the fraction of our culture that … Continue reading

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Top Winter Predators: How To Keep Your Flock Safe

Winter can be a very difficult time for everyone- especially wild animals. It is a time when food is scarce and the weather is bitterly cold, making finding food difficult and dangerous. Unfortunately, not many predators sleep through the winter … Continue reading

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Biosecurity and Keeping Rodent Activity At A Minimum

Exactly what is biosecurity? It’s one of those words that gets’ thrown around a lot these days, but many people are still unsure exactly what it means. Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures put into place to prevent transmission … Continue reading

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Some things you just don’t want to skimp on

Terry Winston knew the credit-card bills were nonsense, but her difficulty proving it in court shows how America’s two-tiered justice system — one for those who can pay for a lawyer, the other for those who can’t — has spread … Continue reading

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Providing Your Chickens With Water During Winter

During the winter periods your hens don’t need as much water as they do in the summer; however it’s still vitally important that they get an adequate supply. On average their water intake will decrease by around 3 times during … Continue reading

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