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  For those interesting in starting — or enlarging — a backyard flock of hens, it’s time to get chicks and get started. Renfrow Hardware in Matthews, North Carolina, is just one location for buying baby chicks, though at that store, they go quickly, with chicken-buyers lining up outside the door on the morning the chicks are […]

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By Amber Veverka     Three signs of autumn for the urban farmer: Falling leaves, falling rain and….falling egg production.      As the days shorten, backyard hens start to shift into vacation mode. That’s because chickens’ egg laying is directly connected to the available hours of daylight. When sunshine is in scant supply, they produce fewer eggs.      “Once […]

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