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Backyard Poultry Contributor

We love when guest writers stop by to share their knowledge and love of raising poultry. Take a minute to learn something new from an experienced poultry keeper!
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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

Self Colors: Extended Black

We all know that there is a litany of colors that ducks and chickens can display. Many are complex; some so intricate they become indistinguishable from others to an untrained eye.

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Our Henhouse Was “Gone With the Wind”

Have you ever experienced one of life’s unexpected happenings? These can be great, or they can bring disaster. One could only regard what occurred on July 30th as a disaster for my husband and me.

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Chicken Myths, Busted

Add to Favorites By Robert Pekel, Arkansas The demand for fresh, nourishing food free of chemicals is accelerating. Small backyard chicken flocks are a clean, healthy source of eggs and …

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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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Hope for Male Chicks?

As farmers and homesteaders, we know that no matter how much we love our chickens, the bottom line is they are a food source. They lay wonderfully nutritious eggs, and if we are raising them for meat purposes, they will feed our family for a couple of days.

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Do Your Chickens Need Supplements?

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert A stroll down the poultry aisle in your favorite feed store may display more options for chicken supplements than you knew existed. …

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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Add to Favorites Most chickens have worms of one sort or another, and an otherwise healthy chicken can tolerate a modest worm load. A heavy worm load, however, can impair …

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Lay a Little Egg for Me

Each spring, there is a flurry of activity in the barnyard as chicks orders are placed, coops cleaned, and plans laid for the new batch of chicks.

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Games for Kids and Chickens

Kids are drawn to hens, and it seems the opposite is also true — especially once backyard hens realize our small ones can serve as food dispensers, too. And kids love it when hens start to do whatever they ask.

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Emma Weeks, Chicken Girl

My name is Emma, and I am an 11-year-old “Chicken Girl.” Now, I realize I’m barely out of the hatchling stage, but boy, I can tell you a lot about chickens. They’re kinda my thing!

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