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When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs?

One of the most exciting parts of raising chickens is collecting their fresh eggs. But when your hens lay for the first time, you may be uncertain about a few things.

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Humate for Lawns

Humate is a common ingredient in several turf products marketed as growth promoters, soil conditioners, soil activators or turf stimulants. But what is humate? What are the benefits of applying humate to your lawn?

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Surface Tension and The Difference Between Surfactant and Surfactin

Understanding surface tension is key to understanding surfactants. Welcome to the basics of chemistry!

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Buying Chicks Online: Our Experience 2022

Here at Southland Organics, we are passionate about helping you raise healthy chicks! For years, we've sold natural supplements for backyard chickens. During the summer of 2022, we figured it was high time we started a flock of our own. So we d...

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How to Grow Pumpkins from Seeds- Grow the Perfect Pumpkin!

Fall is just around the corner! It's time to plant pumpkin seeds so they're ready for the fall holidays.

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Rickets in Chickens

One of the most heavily investigated areas of animal agriculture is nutrition—ruminant nutrition, swine nutrition and our personal favorite, poultry nutrition. From proteins and carbs to vitamins and minerals, every aspect of your flock’s diet plays a role in their success.

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Backyard Chicken Safety

When handling live poultry or any other animals, it is always important to consider your safety as well as theirs.

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Treating Vent Gleet and Pasty Butt in Chickens

Vent Gleet is a common infection of the cloaca, or vent. This infection can be caused by a different issue called pasty butt, and can be prevented with good gut health care.

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How to Raise Chicks- Getting New Backyard Chickens!

In summer 2022, we started our own chicken coop. Here's our process and advice on preparing for and taking care of new baby chicks.

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Easiest Recipe for Compost + Why Compost

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a soil amendment fertilizer. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming and gardening and is sometimes called black gold because of its dark, rich, earthy look and feel when it i...

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