I am one of those crazy chicken owners who has more books about chickens than actual chickens. In fact, the ratio right now is three-to-one in favor of the books.
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Chicken-raising is one of the most entertaining enterprises you might ever undertake, but it has its harrowing moments: fragile, day-old baby chicks and their weirdly specific temperature requirements (95 degrees, no more, no less, or you risk freezing or roasting them); young layers and the strange eggs they sometimes lay (double yolks, no shell, enormous eggs one ...
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