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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

Hatching Guinea Keets under Broody Hens

Guinea fowl should be a welcome addition to any farm or homestead. They are relatively low maintenance, probably eat their weight in ticks and other bugs (likely the reason they cost less to feed), and are considered flock guardians because they sound a loud alarm when anything that doesn’t belong comes near.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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How to Expand Your Flock with the Best Broody Hens

Add to Favorites By P. Allen Smith – It’s a great day in Poultryville at Moss Mountain Farm when chicks are running around! I have a soft spot for those …

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5 Things to Know Before Building a Chicken Coop
March 23, 2022 · · Coops

You will need to know lots of things before building a chicken coop. This article tells how to use that information to build the best coop possible to keep your hens happy, healthy, and safe.

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
March 16, 2022 · · Coops

Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it for new items.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
March 14, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Carole West Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to …

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4 Chicken Runs and Coops Built from Recycled Materials
March 10, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Have you ever wanted to build a chicken run and coop for your backyard chickens, but had no idea where to start? Take a look at these …

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became clear to me that almost all eggs follow a similar process during incubation and hatching.

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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Add to Favorites Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at …

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How to Successfully Incubate Peahen Eggs

Add to Favorites By Craig Hopkins – Indiana, United Peafowl Association. People who raise peafowl have several options to choose from when it comes to the incubation of peahen eggs. The peahen …

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