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Fall Poultry Giveaway – More Than $1,000 Worth of Prizes!
September 6, 2020 · · 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 2020
August 31, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry October/November 2020 — 15/5 is in-home September 10th but Backyard Poultry Members can read it NOW! Subscribe for great stories on water glassing eggs for long-term storage, how chicken vision works, a breed profile of the Black turkey, and whether pumpkin seeds actually stop intestinal worms.

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What Can You Feed Chickens?
September 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

What can you feed chickens? is a common question and many beginning chicken keepers wind up on the wrong foot with their bird’s nutrition.

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Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
September 28, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made in feeding poultry.

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Top 5 Chicken Diseases
September 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

By knowing what to watch out for, you can keep your flock healthy and safe. Do not discount these diseases, but rather be proactive against them with good biosecurity and cleanliness practices.

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
September 27, 2020 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and run for years, my answer is always yes, but I do have a few cautions if you’re considering a mixed flock.

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How to Make Pickled Eggs and Other Great Ways to Preserve Eggs
September 26, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

I encountered many surprises when I first started raising backyard chickens, but one I hadn’t expected was the uneven cycle of egg production.

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How To Build A Poultry Water Stand

Everyone that has chickens knows what a challenge it can be to keep their water source clean. The birds love to scratch and kick up litter into the water and can create quite a mess.

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Duck Eggs Vs. Chicken Eggs
September 23, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Today I want to compare duck eggs vs. chicken eggs. How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg?

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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?
September 22, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Some of the most popular questions for new poultry keepers is: what is a chicken gizzard, what is a chicken crop, and where are they located?

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5 Farm Fresh Egg Benefits
September 21, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year.
How can we take this essential food to the next level?

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Chickens and the Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
September 20, 2020 · · Feed & Health

The bird respiratory system is quite different than most animals. Chickens are no exception. It’s one of the reasons chicken keepers become concerned when their chickens show signs of have respiratory issues — like sneezing, wheezing, and coughing.

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