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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

A Look at Chicken Eyes

Some of the first signs that a chicken isn’t feeling well are a dull or sleepy expression and squinty eyes. Discoloration, discharge, inflammation, and discomfort often characterize chicken eye maladies.

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row with Poultry First Aid Kits

Veterinarians with avian experience are not always available, so it makes sense to be cognizant of health and safety concerns. A well-stocked first-aid kit is a good start.

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Breeding Chickens for Egg and Meat Production
September 10, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Let’s face it. Few of us raise poultry in our backyards because there is some great financial advantage in doing so. Some of us do it because of fascination.

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Poultry Science at UMass

My name is Morgane Golan and I am the head teaching assistant for the Poultry Management course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Poultry Management is one of the two-credit, two-part management classes offered by the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department.

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. But they got me started.

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Help Chickens Keep Their Cool

Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy summer days — which are increasing, due to climate change — can mean trouble.

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Turkeys by the Dozen

I really don’t know why Mother decided to raise turkeys.
Mothers and fathers often gave up their own dreams to see that the dreams of their children came true. Perhaps, in some ways, the Great Depression brought out the best in everyone.

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9 Lesser-Known Facts About Chickens and Ducks

Do chickens have tonsils? Can chickens get rabies? How do ducks mate? Do questions about these facts about chickens ever keep you up awake at night?

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How Keeping a Green Iguana Can Help a Poultry Flock
August 5, 2020 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Johnathan David of Everything Reptiles Green iguanas have become a popular pet due to their bright colors and bold personalities. Indigenous to South America, this species …

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My Automatic Poultry Waterers

I’ve tried several different designs for a poultry watering device that I don’t have to fill manually every few days. I wanted a system that would fill automatically and keep the water clean and did not cost an arm and a leg.

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