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Holidays

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”] “a day of recreation when no work is done, I wish… :-)” [column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Hello to you all .. This week is a very short and busy one for us at Red Barn, with both Monday and Friday being holidays, it’s going to be difficult to fit everything in! PLUS Anthea is at Afrika …

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Chickens don’t like the heat

Chickens really don’t like the heat. They don’t sweat so its hard for them to keep cool. Free range chickens take regular dust baths in the heat. Heatwaves cause people and chickens to become increasingly bad-tempered.

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Is your chicken is full of liquid fillers and chemicals?

Those juicy, delicious chicken breasts in the meat case at your local supermarket are more than likely hiding a dirty little secret that might make you think twice about ever eating them again. Most people are unaware of it, but conventional chicken meat typically contains a whole lot more than just chicken, as it is often “plumped” up with brine …

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Organic poultry have fewer drug-resistant bacteria

Poultry farms that have adopted organic practices and ceased using antibiotics have significantly lower levels of drug-resistant enterococci bacteria that can potentially spread to humans, according to a new study by the University of Maryland. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives is the first to demonstrate lower levels of drug-resistant bacteria on newly organic farms in the United States …

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The Hidden Lives of Chickens

Leading animal behavior scientists from around the globe know that chickens are inquisitive and interesting animals whose cognitive abilities are in some cases more advanced than those of cats, dogs, and even some primates. Like all animals, chickens love their families and value their own lives. The social nature of chickens means that they are always looking out for their …