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Svart Hona Breed Profile

Svart Hona’s are a striking, completely black breed of chicken. They caught my eye 3 years ago when I saw a photo of one on Instagram. I was bound and determined to get my hands on a few! Now I have been raising Svart  Honas for 2 years and have learned a lot about this remarkable breed! This Svart Hona Breed Profile will hopefully give you a glimpse of what this rare breed is all about!

Svart Hona Breed Profile- the Svart Hona is a very rare and strikingly beautiful breed of chicken.

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Show Chicken Breed Reviews

I don’t know about you, but for me, I am already planning what chicken breeds I am going to get this year! Throughout my 5 years of raising and showing chickens through 4-H I have had experience with a variety of breeds. Some breeds I like better then others. I hope these show chicken breed reviews will help you decide which breed you want to raise this year!

Show Chicken Breed Reviews- a guide for helping you decide which breed is right for showing, pets, egg laying or all of the above!

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Frightful Frostbite

Many northern chicken keepers, including me, have to watch out for frozen combs and wattles when the temperatures dip below freezing. Frostbite can happen suddenly and if not treated quickly, it could develop into a major problem! Some say that even a 10 minute exposure in below freezing temperatures can lead to frostbitten combs and wattles!

Frightful Frostbite- Learn how to prevent, recognize, and treat frostbite to help keep your flock healthy through the winter!

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Keeping Chickens Warm during the Winter

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One question that I see frequently popping up on poultry forums is, how can chicken keepers keep their hens warm during the winter? Surprisingly, chickens can handle cold weather better then warm weather, but there are still some things that we can do to keep our flocks happy and warm this winter. Here are some of my tips for keeping chickens warm during the winter!

Keeping Chickens Warm during the Winter- Chickens can handle cold weather pretty well, but there are some things that you can do to help them conserve heat this winter!

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20 Gift Ideas for Chicken Lovers

With Christmas fast approaching you might be thinking about the people you need to find gifts for.  I love finding that perfect gift, but it’s not always easy.  And most (but not all) of the ideas won’t break the bank.  🙂 To help you, though, I have compiled 20 amazing items for every chicken lover in your life. Who knows, maybe you will find something to add to your wish list as well!

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Treating Northern Fowl Mites

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Any kind of poultry parasite is annoying, but I have found that northern fowl mites are terribly persistent little buggers that require patience and time to treat. Knowing how to correctly identify these pests, control, and prevent them is key to helping your flock stay mite free! Here is my experience with treating northern fowl mites!

Treating Northern Fowl Mites- Northern fowl mites are pesky little parasites that take, time, patience, and the right method to treat.

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Winterizing the Chicken Coop- 6 tips for winterizing the coop

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Chickens are quite easy keepers throughout the winter months as long as you prepare properly and correctly. I do several things each fall to get my chicken coop ready for the winter months. These 6 tips for winterizing the chicken coop will help you and your flock be ready for when the snowflakes fly!

Winterizing the Chicken Coop- Learn how to prepare your coop for when the snowflakes fly to keep your flock happy!

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