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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

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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External Parasites

External parasites will always be a concern for any flock owner, just as internal parasites and predators are a concern. However, preventative practices can keep these nasty pests at bay.

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Birds of a Feather Stop Laying Together

“What’s wrong with my chickens? Why aren’t they laying?” Often the answer people get back is “your chickens are molting” but follow up information is surprisingly hard to come by for the novice chicken breeder.

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Self-Color Ducks: Lavender and Lilac

Among the self-colors of domestic ducks that come about from diluting extended black, lavender and lilac are unique.

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Silkie Chicken Facts

Have you ever dreamed of owning a “buddy” chicken that loves sitting on your lap and cuddling, a chicken with an entertaining personality, sweet temperament, and a gorgeous appearance with soft silky feathers? Easily identified, they are the popular Silkie chicken.

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What is the Malay?

Malays are recognized as one of the oldest breeds of fowl. While its origin is shrouded in mystery, some believe it originated from a now-extinct giant species of jungle fowl called Gallus giganteus.

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Hank’s Famous Chicken Bowls

This chicken bowl recipe is easily adapted to go all the way homemade or substitute with store bought. This recipe is for 6 chicken bowls.  

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Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than a car ride away to your lo-cal veterinarian office — this is not true for chickens and other backyard poultry.

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