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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

Stay-Dry Chicken Feeder: PVC to the Rescue!

By Ron Eaglin, Florida — I was having a problem with the chicken feed that we keep in the free-range yard getting wet and turning into oatmeal, so I decided …

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Grit for Chickens: When in Doubt, Put it Out

By Tiffany Towne – It’s hard to make an argument against using grit for chickens, along with oyster shell supplements. They’re both fairly inexpensive and a little lasts a long …

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Identifying Peafowl Varieties

By George and Sonja Conner, United Peafowl Association  Many of us have had times when we were not sure of what variety a peafowl was. This is an effort to …

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Heroic Pigeons in World War II

By Susie Kearley – Pigeons aren’t everyone’s favorite bird. Some people consider them to be pests or even vermin, but for others, pigeons are amazing creatures. Homing pigeons can fly …

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

By Susie Kearley – Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors! When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in …

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Muscovy Duck Breed Spotlight

By Dr. Dennis P. Smith – During the more than 40 years that we have been in business, I must confess that we have hatched and raised several duck breeds. …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of …

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All About Heavy Goose Breeds

By Christine Heinrichs – Geese, long ago domesticated and a companion to human agriculture, are losing ground. Backyard chickens are popular and easy to keep, but breeding full-size traditional geese, now …

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard

By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not …

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Six Heritage Turkey Breeds on the Farm

By Steve & Sharon Ashman – We thought you would enjoy a side-by-side comparison of the six heritage turkey breeds that we raise on our heritage turkey farm. We have been raising heritage …

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