Fun Things You Should Know About Raising Chickens

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More and more people in the US are starting to raise their own chickens and grow their own vegetables. This trend is on the rise because more people are now aware of the harmful effect of store bought poultry. They would rather have their own organic meat that they can trust. There are some folks …

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Planning to Raise Chickens? Four Things to Consider

If you are planning to raise chickens, consider these four things. More and more people are raising their own chickens these days and the trend continues to increase. Why is that? Well, there are several reasons. Raising your own chickens is a step toward becoming more self-sufficient. You can make an additional income by running …

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Florida lawmaker wants to make farm photos illegal

Along with mountains of oranges, tomatoes, and sugar, Florida’s branch of Big Ag Inc. is a reliable producer of bad news. Whether it’s the fight over proto-slavery conditions for its tomato workers, the push to perfect genetically modified oranges, or the outrage of the crony capitalist “solutions” to the environmental degradations of sugar plantations, it …

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Death of the Honey Bees

This is a reprint of a comprehensive article by Brit Amos. It is a sobering essay on the effects modern technology and biological chemistry is having on our food supply. GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North] America’s crops and that web of …

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Farmers Are Flocking to Manure

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The closest thing I can find to a directory on getting local manure is CraigsList. I am sure if you look hard enough you can find a location or farmer in your area that will happily supply you with enough manure to use for home organic gardening Then, I ran across this article, Why Farmers …

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National Bird Feeding Month

So, it is too early to plant peas and you have plotted (and re-plotted) your spring garden. You have poured, at length, through every garden catalog, planned (and ordered) your list and STILL it is only the first week of February. There are, after all, a wide variety of interests in the organic garden beside …

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How do I prevent mice in my chicken coop?

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I love backyard chickens but I’m definitely not a fan of mice and rats. Just because you have chickens in your backyard, doesn’t mean you also have to have mice or rats in your chicken coop. In most cases, it’s the spilled grain that attracts mice into the chicken coop. Once inside, the mice may …

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