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Spraddle Leg | Causes, Prevention & Treatment

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Spraddle Leg | Causes, Prevention & Treatment
Spraddle leg (also known as splayed leg) is a common condition in hatching baby chicks that is easy to correct and cure! Learn the causes of spraddle leg, how to prevent splayed leg and how to treat it.

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If She's Moody She Might Be Broody

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If She's Moody She Might Be Broody
Is your hen acting moody, vocalizing her irritation and won’t get out of the nest box? Chances are that she’s in a state called broodiness and has her intent set on hatching some eggs.

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How to Care for Rooster Spurs

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How to Care for Rooster Spurs
If you own a rooster, it’s inevitable that you will need to learn how to reduce or remove poultry spurs at some point during his lifetime. Caring for spurs will save both your rooster and his hens from injuries. Learn about the different ways to remove rooster spurs.

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Poultry Egg Production | A 24 Hour Miracle

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Poultry Egg Production | A 24 Hour Miracle
The production of a chicken egg is no easy task for the hen’s body and she repeats the whole process about every 24-26 hours. Let’s explore this 24-hour miracle from start to finish.

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Toxic Plants and Safe Plants for Poultry

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Toxic Plants and Safe Plants for Poultry
Garden planning with your chicken flock in mind will allow you to plant varieties that work with Mother Nature, not against her. Gypsy Shoals Farm has compiled a list of common plants that are toxic to poultry and safe alternative varieties for the chicken yard.

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