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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

Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as we slip in to fall weather and shorter days.

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Lessons Learned by a Quail Newbie

Here are some of the greatest lessons we’ve learned through trial and error as quail newbies.

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Quail Egg Benefits: Nature’s Perfect Finger Food

Quail egg benefits include flavor, nutrition and versatility. Bonus: quail egg recipes for appetizers and more.

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Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials
August 29, 2022 · · Coops

If you want some great ideas on how to build a chicken coop using local and recycled materials, look at these great stories for inspiration.

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Pardon a Heritage Turkey 2022

By petitioning the President of the United States of America to pardon a heritage turkey, these sustainable breeds will gain recognition.

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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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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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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

This article will answer “Can chickens eat weeds?” and other questions and give a little insight on just how nutritious many of the common garden weeds are.

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothes and accessories on their chickens.

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Giving Salmon Faverolles Chickens A Chance

Since Maine’s short, dark winter days already mean they don’t lay in the winter that often, so we needed something a little less broody. Enter Salmon Faverolles.

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