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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

Walking Tall

There are so many interesting things the legs can teach us about bird anatomy and because there are many issues that might affect your chickens’ legs and are easily treatable if you know what to look for.

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Cock-A-Doodle … Don’t?

Rooster’s rock! They are beautiful, majestic, and handsome gents, and I love them … well, some of them.

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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Chickens vs. Neighbors

Unfortunately, most bad neighbors don’t have parents to set them straight and often city officials and police can do little to get between neighbors having disputes.

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Oh Gnats!

These gnats are ferocious, blood-sucking, chicken killing, mini predator machines! I had no clue that the gnat population had exploded beyond my control this particular year.

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Breed Profile: Delaware Chicken

The Delaware chicken is a 20th-century creation, developed specifically for the growing broiler market in the 1940s. They’re so pretty, they were recognized by the APA for exhibition (in 1952), in those years when production was as significant as beauty.

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Why Backyard Chickens are Thriving during COVID-19

For those who fear to go to the grocery store for food as COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire, backyard chickens can help take a load off your shopping cart and wallet.

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Homes for Hens

Through the nonprofit Homes for Hens, Shelly Jagger works with five farmers in the United Kingdom to adopt hundreds of laying hens in a single day.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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