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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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Shakshuka
December 7, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Shakshuka is a much-loved specialty for Hanukkah, as well. Make it mild tasting, spicy, or bitingly hot — you choose!

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Holiday Chicken Decor
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

Decking the halls of your coop and run with some safe, chicken-friendly decorations is a great way to get your flock — and family — into the holiday spirit.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas — Chickens Edition!

With apologies to Clement C. Moore. The following should prove to all the children out there that Santa visits good chickens, too.

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Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?
December 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Can chickens eat cranberries? Yes! They make a great treat by themselves or in recipes like this festive cranberry and scratch grain wreath.

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What is Custard and Where is It From?

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple bowl of goodness like egg custard to wash away the worries and stresses in life. But what is custard?

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DIY Pole Barn to Chicken Coop Conversion
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

We didn’t plan to have chickens, it just happened. Here’s how we pulled off our pole barn to chicken coop conversion.

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan.

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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet.

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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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