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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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Backyard Poultry August/September 2022

Backyard Poultry August/September 2022 — 17/4 is in homes July 14th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Hungarian Yellow Chickens, chickens in strollers, protecting your chickens in really bad weather, and delicious chicken meatballs. PLUS: Turkens, amazing naked-neck chickens!

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Bird Flu 2022: What You Should Know
February 23, 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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Fall Poultry Giveaway
January 24, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for a chance to win one of three great poultry packages!

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The Big Red Rooster Rescue
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Helen Cooper, who owns the sanctuary, was disappointed to see a considerable surge in abandoned roosters during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s been trying to help those cockerels, some dumped in towns and villages and left to fend for themselves.

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
August 18, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Across the country, chicken lovers are fighting to legalize keeping a few backyard chickens. Here are some tips to help in your community.

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Heart-Shaped Chicken Treats for Your Flock

What better way to give your flock a pick-me-up than special, heart-shaped chicken treats you can make at home?

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
August 18, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had to stop and think. Is it because we always have, or are there more personal beliefs and reasons? The answer is both.

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese, and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
August 16, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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