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Winter Poultry Care Tips

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Winter Poultry Care Tips

Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long. How Poultry Cares for Itself When temperatures dip, birds – whether wild birds, domestic pets, or agricultural poultry – have many ways to keep warm. They fluff their feathers to create insulating air pockets next to their skin, and they position themselves in sunny spots to absorb heat. They may tuck their bills or feet into their feathers to minimize heat loss, and they can...

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Caring for Backyard Chickens in Winter

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Caring for Backyard Chickens in Winter

Chickens are becoming more and more widespread in suburban areas, and a backyard flock can be a wonderful part of sustainable living. To keep your chickens healthy, comfortable, and productive in winter, however, it is important to provide them with the proper cold weather care. Can Your Chickens Care for Themselves in Winter? Chickens are well-adapted to survive even very cold winter weather. Their feathers provide excellent insulation, and the birds can fluff their feathers to create an even warmer coat. They may even tuck their bills or feet into fluffy feathers to keep those bare parts warm. On sunny...

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The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

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The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition. A limited amount of fat is essential for more energy, and there are many additional benefits of providing fat in your horse's diet. Fat as Energy All horses burn calories as energy, and very active horses with a heavy work schedule, athletic training routines or extensive show schedules need more energy in their diet. Gestating or nursing mares also need more energy to keep up their strength as they...

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#PoulinPowered Blog: 6 Reasons Our Premium Poultry Feeds Can't Be Beat

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#PoulinPowered Blog: 6 Reasons Our Premium Poultry Feeds Can't Be Beat

The Latest From the #PoulinPowered Blog:  6 Reasons Our Premium Poultry Feeds Can't Be Beat The difference is visible. More meat. More eggs. Happy and healthy hens. Poulin Grain poultry feeds contain scientifically proven natural ingredients to maintain the health and welfare of your flock, naturally! These 6 ingredients help make our premium poultry feeds the best choice for your birds.Premium layer feeds on sale now through November 1st! .... READ MORE Read Now: #PoulinPowered Highlight- Begin Again Horse Rescue The mission of BAHR is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home the equines at risk.  They do not offer sanctuary services, but they do...

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Equinews presented by Legends

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Equinews presented by Legends

Horse Hay: Understanding Sugar and Starch Content Hay analysis is the best way to determine its nutritional content. How can you determine the level of nonstructural carbohydrates in forage from an analysis? Read More »   Prevalence of Quarter Cracks in High-Performance Horses A quarter crack is a full-thickness failure of the hoof capsule between the toe and heel that sometimes extends the entire height of the hoof, from coronary band to ground, often resulting in unsoundness. Read More »   Oil-Based Flavorings for Feeds and Supplements: Horse Preferences In a recent trial, researchers used mature horses to help measure...

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