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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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12 Days of Poultry Giveaway
September 26, 2022 · · Giveaways

Celebrate this year by entering for a chance to win a different prize each day for 12 days!

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Murray McMurray Hatchery Giveaway
September 14, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for your chance to win this package valued at $250.

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Backyard Poultry Eaton Pet and Pasture Giveaway
August 11, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for your chance to win this package valued at $950.

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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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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

The collection of preserved poultry breeds of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest, and most interesting in Europe and dates back to 1823.

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Poultry Art is Historic and Enduring
December 6, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Art has always been important to the poultry fancy. Poultry art attracts a wide audience.

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Dorking the Town, Dorking the Chicken
December 6, 2022 · · Chickens 101

A trip to Dorking was more than just about the chicken – it’s about community.

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The Historical Impact of Standard Breeds
December 6, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Standard breeds carry their strength, hardiness, and beauty from the past into the future. The first breeds to be recognized back in the American Poultry Association’s first Standard in 1874 came through the devastation of the Civil War to provide food, income, and inspiration to a struggling nation.

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Brooder Box Plans: Build Your Own Brooder Cabinet
December 6, 2022 · · Coops

Before I knew it, we were building this cabinet brooder from our own brooder box plans.

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Dalkins’ Little Indulgence — A Christmas Story

Author and poet Robert Frost wrote a short story titled “Dalkins’ Little Indulgence — A Christmas Story” for the December 15, 1905 issue of Farm-Poultry Semi-Monthly magazine.

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
December 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure. I enrich my flower and vegetable gardens to yield even more produce by composting chicken manure.

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What Poultry Manure Has To Offer Your Land

There are many uses for poultry manure. Of course, the most popular use is as an important source for fertilizing crops.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
December 6, 2022 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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