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by skeffling
7 years ago
Chicken Gifts for Christmas - Perfect Poultry Gifts Guide for the Chicken Keeper

What perfect poultry gifts do you buy for Christmas for the chicken keeper? Chicken enthusiasts usually buy their own poultry supplies and equipment for keeping chickens, so finding chicken presents and poultry gift ideas that are unique can be a challenge. We have compiled a list of perfect chicken gifts and ideas for the Chicken Lover in your life for the Christmas Holiday this year.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Thinking about Pet Chickens for your Family? Chickens Make the Best Pets!

Pet chickens? For a small friendly pet to provide ongoing fresh food, company and entertainment, you can do no better than a pet chicken. It is surprising the lowly chicken, dismissed as a barnyard animal, a factory-farmed bird, can be loved and provide enjoyment for so many families.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Heritage Chicken Breeds - Articles by Skeffling on Choosing Breeds, Care and Housing

People have many questions when deciding between heritage chicken breeds. Many books and articles have very little to say about a poultry breeds temperament and how enjoyable they are to keep. We having over 40 rare chicken breeds we have been able to compare breeds in detail and learn easier ways to care for them. Here is a road-map to all we have written on the breeds, owning and care of chickens and hatching eggs.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
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Belgian D'Uccle Bantam Chickens - Why are they a favourite Heritage Chicken Breed?

If you have never heard of these rare and beautiful bantam chickens, and are researching suitable heritage chicken breeds for your homestead, farm or backyard, you are in for a treat. Find out why these are the bantams you will love!

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
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Rare and Heritage Breed Chickens - Surprising things we have learned while keeping them

So you think you want start keeping chickens in the garden for your own organic free range eggs? Here are the some of the surprises we have had keeping rare heritage poultry breeds. Most are good surprises. If you want an insight into keeping chickens and to learn from our experience, read on!

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Principles of Wrapping & Packaging Fertilised Chicken Hatching Eggs for Safe Mailing

Here are some principles of securely wrapping and padding your fertilized chicken, turkey and other poultry eggs for shipping in the mail or courier. If you want to design your own method, using materials you have on hand, here are some ideas for getting started.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
The Wheaten Ameraucana - A Favourite Blue Egg Laying Rare Chicken Breed

Wheaten Ameraucanas are my favorite heritage green or blue egg-laying chicken breed. Every flock should have one or two blue or olive green egg-laying hens to make a pretty rainbow of eggs. The Wheaten Ameraucanas are the whole package. Sweet, gentle, absolutely gorgeous with their fluffy cream beards, and they regularly lay lovely blue eggs.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Basque Hen - Chicks of the Rare Marraduna Euskal Oiloak Chicken Breed

Baby chicks are cute anytime, but where there are just a handful of Euskal Oiloak chicks in North America, they are even more precious. If you have been reading about the elusive heritage chicken breed, the Basque Hen on the poultry forums and want to know more about these extremely rare chicks, read on.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
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Partridge Chantecler Chickens - A Rare Canadian Heritage Chicken Breed

Chantecler chickens are heralded as Canada's only Heritage rare chicken breed. Practically, these chickens are as cold hardy as any get. Thriving, productive and laying eggs well on the shortest days with no additional light is a big attraction of the breed. No frostbite on large combs, and thick downy feathers leads to feed savings too. If you want to see and hear more about the prettiest Chantecler, the Partridge Chantecler, read on.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
10 Ways to Prevent Coccidiosis in Chickens so They Never Need Treatment

Once you have experienced treating coccidiosis in chickens and have lost chicks, you never want another outbreak. The worry and upset are something you can avoid. Any way you can prevent further losses is worth trying, and I have a great list of tips for you to reduce this common and sometimes devastating poultry disease. Acting quickly is the key at first, then coccidiosis prevention in the future is the way to go.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
245 shares
How to Safely Winterize any Metal Hanging Poultry Waterer for Freezing Temperatures

We have a simple 10 minute adaptation to do to the chicken's hanging metal waterer in the autumn and it keep the chickens water thawed all winter in the freezing cold down to about -30°C. This saves money, space and gives a long lasting, versatile poultry fount that stays clean.

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
How to Wrap & Pack Fertilized Poultry & Chicken Hatching Eggs for Shipping & Mailing

If you need to know a fast, easy, safe and inexpensive way for packing fertilised chicken eggs for hatching in the incubator, read on. Avoid disappointment for your rare and heritage chicken breed egg buyers and make sure the fertile poultry eggs don't break when shipped and mailed!

by skeffling
7 years ago
Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Chicken Egg Incubators - How to Choose the Right Incubator for Hatching Fertilized Chicken Eggs

I have recommended the best chicken incubators to help you hatch lots of chicks from fertilised chicken eggs! Lyons Roll-X Turn-X, GQF Sportman Cabinet incubators, Brinsea and R-Com!

Pets & Animals
by skeffling
7 years ago
Brinsea Spot Check Thermometer - Most Important Equipment for Hatching Chicks in an Egg Incubator

The Brinsea Spot Check Thermometer can save the lives of more chicks than any other piece of fertilized egg hatching equipment, either egg incubator or incubator thermometer. Find out how and see how you can easily increase your chick hatching rates and chick vigor with the Brinsea Spot Check Digital Thermometer.

by skeffling
7 years ago
Skefflings Dec 2011 and Jan 2012 Online and Infobarrel Earnings Report

After a slow start from Amazon.com last year from May when I signed up with them, it's definitely taking off. Read about Skeffling's online earnings for December and January.

by skeffling
7 years ago
Skeffling's Oct 2011 Passive Income Earnings from Writing Articles on Infobarrel

Anyone can write for passive income in Infobarrel. Everyone knows something interesting that other people don't know and would love to. Start with that. Share your hobbies and interests, or even favorite TV shows or movies. You can learn the other stuff as you go along. Not every article will be perfect, but you'll learn. I am learning and earning, and it will only get better, see how.

by skeffling
7 years ago
Skefflings February and March 2012 Online Earnings Report - Amazon and Keywords can be your friend

This is another combined report from the February and March 2012. I've included all my online earnings, so you can see things are starting to diversify, though one income stream galloping ahead of all the others.  I am still learning as I go, but I am also seeing...

Home & Garden
by skeffling
7 years ago
Extreme Winter Vegetable Gardening - Can you Garden at Subzero Temperatures in Deep Snow?

Unless you have a greenhouse, extreme winter gardening in Ontario involves harvesting slow-growing vegetables.  Nothing new is planted here after September except garlic which will be ready sometime in the heat of the following summer.

by skeffling
7 years ago
Skefflings April 2012 Online Earnings Report - Did she break $1000?

Last month I said "I had a goal of hitting $1000 per month sometime this year, I think I said by June on the Forum, but am honestly hoping I can do it by May or even April!" See how it turned out!

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