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12 Days of Poultry Giveaway
November 27, 2020 · · Giveaways

It’s back! Score a poultry present every day from Backyard Poultry and its wonderful partners. Enter daily for 12 days for your chance to win.

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Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021
October 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021 — 15/6 is in-home November 12th, but Backyard Poultry digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the dangers of heat lamps, Mycoplasma, keeping chickens during climate change, and a history of eggnog.

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet.

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6 Ways to Prepare for Raising Chickens in Winter
December 4, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

As winter is soon to set in, fall is useful for making some necessary preparations. Raising chickens in winter has its challenges, but these six tips for fall flock preparation will help your chickens get through the colder months in good health.

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Preventing Frozen Chicken Eggs
December 3, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Here are some cold weather egg tips that might help prevent cracked or fully frozen chicken eggs this winter.

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 2, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?
December 1, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the holidays and cranberries are everywhere. Can chickens eat cranberries? Yes. They make a great treat by themselves or mixed in other recipes.

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Holiday Treat Garlands For Chickens
November 30, 2020 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season to string popped corn and cranberries and hang them on the trees outside for a tasty winter treat for the wild birds. While you’re at it, why not make some edible treat garlands for your chickens too?

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Raising Backyard Turkeys for Meat
November 26, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Of all homestead poultry projects, raising backyard turkeys seems to appeal to the least number of people. Turkeys are amazingly stupid — from the newly hatched poults who can starve to death while trampling in their feed because they haven’t learned where to find it, to the hens who lay their eggs standing up.

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Thanksgiving’s Wishbone Traditions Have a Long History

Once the Thanksgiving meal is over, most families take part in an annual wishbone tradition. Depending on how patient the wishbone breakers are, the bone might be broken that night or in the days following the feast.

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My Great-Grandmother’s Egg Custard Pie
November 25, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

In my experience, either either you’re a custard pie lover or a custard pie hater. My husband and I are custard pie lovers!

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