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Clare O'Beara | 6624 comments Mod
I have read and recommend this book, although I do not keep chickens. My granny used to keep them.

The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care & Feeding for the Family Flock
The New Rules of the Roost Organic Care & Feeding for the Family Flock by Robert Litt


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Clare O'Beara | 6624 comments Mod
Chris Newman on his mixed farm.

"Our egg-laying chickens follow behind our cows in order to keep the fly populations down. Our hens will see a dried cowpat and they’ll scratch it open and eat larvae out of it before they’re able to hatch. That keeps our pinkeye issues down with our cattle. It keeps our costs down and keeps our animals happier without us having to resort to chemicals, medications, vets and things that traumatize animals."

https://www.theguardian.com/environme...


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