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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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Heroic Pigeons in World War II

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Ask the Expert: Parasites (Lice, Mites, Worms, Etc.)

Do you have a question about parasites and your flock? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Songbird Netting on My Chicken Run Was a Mistake!

I enjoy listening to songbirds chirp their chorus while I pretend like I’m a Disney princess, but when their thievery puts a dent in my wallet, then I get angry.

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Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino – Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

Add to Favorites  Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side …

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

Add to Favorites By Dr. Charles R.H. Everett For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that …

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Backyard Chickens and Alaska Predators

Every state has its own special chicken-keeping challenges — and Alaska is certainly no exception. From bears to eagles, everyone loves the taste of chicken.

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Ask the Expert: Feathers

Do you have a question about molting, feather picking, or other feather issues? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Ask the Expert: Eggs/Odd Eggs

Do you have a question about eggs? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Ask the Expert: Pecking

Do you have a question about chicken pecking? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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