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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

Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at home and are not overly concerned about hatching rates.

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They consume very little feed and require very little care to produce healthy, gourmet-quality quail eggs and meat for your family.

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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity

Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular. Here are three great chicken tractor designs that you can build at home for your flock.

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Easter Savory Breakfast Bake

his Easter savory breakfast bake recipe is both a quick or fix-ahead that is filling and savory and full of that hearty breakfast taste.

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Breeding Chickens for Egg and Meat Production

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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A Business Lesson Learned Raising Chickens for Meat

My two oldest boys Brodrek (10) and Wyatt (9) decided they wanted to start a business raising fryers. They saved their Christmas money and the money they earned from doing odds and ends around the house over a 10-month period.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan

Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? Try this one.

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The Long Line of Brown Leghorns

When we first get into poultry, discovering all these breeds is a great pleasure. For many of us, that joy turns into the effort of trying to pick the right breed for our homestead or to serve the purposes we have in mind.

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All About Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

This article covers light goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. In addition to two domestic goose breeds, the light goose breed class includes the wild Canada goose and the Egyptian goose, which is not a true goose at all.

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The Incredible Egg Down Through the Years

Much has been written about the benefits of eating eggs. Undoubtedly, the incredible egg has endured during all eras of history.

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