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Bird Flu 2022: What You Should Know
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Highly lethal and easily transmitted, this particular strain of influenza can cause severe illness, especially in chicken and turkey flocks. The resulting mortality losses can reach 75 to 100% within days.

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How to Start Raising Chickens: Five Welfare Needs
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Proper chicken husbandry means understanding what chickens need to be healthy. Learn how to start raising chickens with this lesson in chicken welfare.

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Rooster Behavior in Your Backyard Flock

Bruce and Elaine Ingram share their tips and tricks for understanding and managing rooster behavior.

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Breed Profile: Shamo Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, the Shamo Chicken is also known as a “gamefowl.”

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Breed Profile: Cubalaya Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, learn more about the Cubalaya chicken, a Cuban breed.

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Unexpected Eggshell Color Variance

Add to Favorites Story and photos by Krislee Johnson While in the coop doing my morning chores I was met with an unusual surprise.  An unfamiliar colored egg had found …

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Abnormal Chicken Eggs

Ever wonder why eggshells have odd bumps or discolorations? Learn how eggs develop and troubleshoot abnormal eggs with chicken owner and writer Elizabeth Diane Mack.

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How to Make Chicken Sausage

A guide to making chicken sausage from processing to smoking the sausage, and tips and recipes for everything in-between.

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Homemade Chicken and Poultry Sausage

Here are the tips and tricks for composing a delicious chicken or poultry sausage that you can adapt to accommodate any species of fowl and any flavor combination you can dream.

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Cooking With All Parts of a Chicken

From beak to claw — recipes that use all parts of the chicken, from skin and fat to liver and gizzards.

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Raising Pheasants from Chicks to Maturity

If you’re interested in raising pheasants, this primer can get you started on what you need to know and prepare.

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An Education on the Pheasant Business

Want to raise pheasants, help with their conservation, or simply learn more about these beautiful birds? Pat Johnson shares a wealth of information to help you educate yourself about the pheasant business.

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