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Community Chickens Newsletter June 3, 2014

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June 03, 2014
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Turkeys: Breeding, Hatching and Brooding
by Jennifer Sartell from Iron Oak Farm

This year I was determined to hatch out some turkey poults, even if it meant using an incubator. I've been calling them our "backup" eggs because in the past, our turkey hens have been spotty with their nesting habits and have failed to hatch us out any poults.

In the process, I've put together a comprehensive guide covering the full range of need-to-know information, from raising to incubating to hatch assisting, and I would like to share it with you.
This is the year to do something new: Learn everything you need to know to get started raising turkey chicks ...
Our Writers:
  - Iron Oak Farm
  - Tilly's Nest
  - Dandelion House
  - Gardens & Chickens
      & Worms, Oh My!
  - Country Girl in
      the Village
  - Lessons Learned
      From the Flock
  - garden-roof coop
  - Green Circle Grove 

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Losing One of the Flock
by Debbie Bosworth from Dandelion House

Whether you are just starting out in your backyard chicken keeping adventures or you're already an old hand at it, one thing is for certain: At some point along the way, we all find ourselves facing the sadness of losing "one of the flock."

As if that isn't hard enough, then comes the pressing issue of what to do with the body once a feathered friend has flown the coop, as it were.

Read Debbie's touching piece and learn what she does in this situation ...
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Found on Facebook: Sunny Side Missing
One of our Canadian Facebook fans, Sherri Lucas-Gibson, shared this photo of her mysteriously eaten eggs, hoping someone would help her ID the perp.

Do you know what's eating Sherri's eggs? Tell her on Facebook ...

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