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Fall Poultry Giveaway – More Than $1,500 Worth of Prizes!
September 1, 2021 · · Giveaways

Treat your flock to something special while getting a little something for you, too. Enter weekly to win, and every week you enter, you will also get an extra entry toward the grand prize week!

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Backyard Poultry October / November 2021
August 27, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry October/November 2021 — 16/5 is in homes September 23rd, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on turkeys and geese, rodents that can be a problem for backyard chickens, and Squirt: the pigeon that hatched a chicken.

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Ask the Expert – Special Issue 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Waste Not – What to Do With Eggshells
September 21, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Homesteading is about learning to make do with things other people would throw away. One traditional homesteading tip involves what to do with eggshells.

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Just Ducky – The Sustainability of Muscovy Ducks
September 20, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Despite the prevalence of more modern, industrialized breeding methods, which have all but erased genetic diversity, some of the older breeds and species have adapted and still hang on. One of the more impressive examples of this is the Muscovy duck.

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How Permaculture Chickens Improve Sustainability
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens are one of the most versatile livestock for the small farmer, lending themselves to nearly any venture, from backyard to commercial. They also play a unique role in the exciting world of permaculture.

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Growing Fodder for Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

If you are a backyard farmer who frequents the internet for advice, chances are you’ve come across the concept of growing fodder for chickens.

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Protein and Enzymes in Organic Non-GMO Chicken Feed

Chickens’ diets influence the nutritional value of the eggs or meat they produce, so flock owners find it important to feed organically to avoid the genetically modified organisms, pesticides, and herbicides present in most conventional feed.

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Homeopathy for Poultry and People

Two homeopathic remedies I have used the most through the years for chickens and the people (me), who had to learn the hard way how to handle chickens, are homeopathic Arnica montana and Ledum palustre.

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3 Tips to Help Molting Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It’s autumn. Time for comfy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and … vacation? For backyard chickens across the country, shorter days often signal time for a break. Molting chickens …

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern.

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
September 20, 2021 · · Chickens 101

I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness and anxiety with hopefully the culmination of happiness and joy.

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