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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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Eggs as a Business
December 1, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Whether you are a backyard chicken keeper looking to expand your flock into a business or a total newbie to chickens hoping to create a livestock business, there are a lot of factors to consider when selling eggs in the retail market.

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Breed Profile: Russian Orloff Chicken
December 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Russian Orloff chicken is a hardy dual-purpose breed of Russian heritage chicken developed in the 18th century for beauty and utility. Once mature, they are extremely cold-tolerant.

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Chickens Help Parishioners Achieve Their Eco Goals
December 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Flock Files

It’s lovely to be able to help people connect with animals. Kids get excited about collecting their chickens and you know they’re going to be loved and looked after

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Chicken Manure and Outdoor Plumbing

Make no mistake, chicken manure in the right — dare we say — hands is valuable stuff.

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The Sport of Racing Pigeons
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Their speed, endurance, and the inborn desire to home are what makes racing pigeons remarkable.

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow it down to some of the most common and unique ones.

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

With hundreds of types of pigeons to pick from, selecting a breed or variety can be overwhelming.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Want to raise pigeons? Here are some pigeon facts and a bit of history to get your started.

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Building a Portable Chicken Coop
November 18, 2022 · · Coops

A “chicken tractor,” or portable chicken coop, could be as simple as a truck cap on wheels to a more elaborate one.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
November 18, 2022 · · Coops

Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? Try this one.

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