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Can Chickens Eat Pineapple (TIPS)

Chickens, if left to their own devices, will readily consume anything edible that is available to them in their environment. Upon spending an afternoon observing my own backyard flock, I began to question whether or not chickens can eat pineapple. That very evening, I began to search for the answer to my question, and what […]

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How to Compost Wood Chips Fast (GUIDE)

Last year, I cut down a tree and chopped it into little bits, and I ended up with a giant pile of wood chips. While I could have tossed them around my garden as a bit of decorative mulch, I wanted to break them down and use them as compost instead – and I didn’t […]

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Best Real Raw Honey Brands in 2019 (REVIEW GUIDE)

Shopping for real raw honey brands can be a strenuous task. I didn’t realize how confusing honey could be until I started raising my own honeybees and harvesting raw honey. I’ve applied the knowledge I’ve gained to decipher the raw honey brands and provide the best options for you. What are the best real raw […]

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Best Chicken Toys in 2019 (REVIEW GUIDE)

Lots of people raise chickens nowadays – but very few people understand the value of keeping their chickens entertained with toys. Chickens are simple creatures, but they aren’t that basic – like all other living things, they deserve to have an excellent quality of life. Wondering what the best chicken toys might be? My favorite […]

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Do Chickens Eat Fire Ants (TIPS)

Chickens are well known for their insatiable appetite, which often creates curiosity among backyard flock owners as to what a chicken will and will not eat. As the owner of a flock of approximately 35 chickens myself, I began to question whether or not chickens would eat fire ants. I recently discovered the answer to […]

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How Many Brood Boxes Should a Hive Have (GUIDE)

Are you wondering how many brood boxes you should include in your hive? You want to make sure you give your bees enough room to store honey while leaving ample room for brood. This is a common question among beekeepers. It’s one I have the answer to between my own research and experience I’ve gained […]

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What is the Largest Chicken Breed (TOP 12 BREEDS)

If you’re hoping to raise chickens for either egg or meat production, you may be asking yourself what the biggest chicken breed is. As a chicken owner, you understandably want to select a bird that can yield you not only a ton of meat, but also a fair amount of eggs. You need to get […]

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What to Do With Honeycomb Wax (11 IDEAS)

Are you raising bees and find yourself wondering what you can do with the wax honeycombs once the honey is extracted? You’ve come to the right place. My wife and I have raised bees for almost six years, and we’ve found multiple ways to utilize their honeycomb wax. What should you do with honeycomb wax […]

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