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Backyard Poultry Contributor

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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

Rescuing British Battery Hens

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – While your backyard chickens probably enjoy a pampered life of luxury, some commercially farmed chickens have a more difficult life. The hen rescue initiative finds …

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Buckeye Enthusiast Keeps Heritage Hens Safe With Livestock Guardian Dogs

Add to Favorites By Brenda M.Negri – You can hear the dedication and sound reasoning in Washington farmer and heritage Buckeye breeder Barbara Judd’s voice when she says why she uses …

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Training Dogs Around Poultry

Add to Favorites By Ashley Haffey – You see the silky feathers slinking in the shadows just outside the pen. Your guts plunge to the bottom of your stomach because you …

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Free-Range Chicken Problems

Add to Favorites By Donna Insco, Missouri — I have kept a flock of free-range laying hens for 20 years. Allowing poultry to roam can cause problems, but there are reasonable …

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Permaculture, Gardening with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Bob Egert, The Garden of Egert Crooked Creek Ranch, Texas We moved to the country three years ago. We are living on a 140-acre parcel that …

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Homemade Poultry Waterer

Add to Favorites By Holly Cicchirillo, Arizona I’d like to share an idea that I discovered this year that may help others. Store-bought chicken waterers are expensive, and the ones …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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It’s HOT Out There!

Add to Favorites By Dave Anderson President of American Poultry Association As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat …

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Homemade Poultry Feeder & Waterer

Add to Favorites By Kevin McGrath, Illinois Although old fashioned feeders may still work for some, people are finding themselves frustrated that their chickens are constantly pooping or kicking bedding …

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Top 7 Questions About Vaccinating Your Flock

Add to Favorites By Michelle Miller – It’s spring again, which means lots of us are ramping up to bring home new birds. However, with new birds, come new (and old) …

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