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Backyard Poultry Contributor

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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

How to Successfully Incubate Peahen Eggs

By Craig Hopkins – Indiana, United Peafowl Association. People who raise peafowl have several options to choose from when it comes to the incubation of peahen eggs. The peahen eggs can be …

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Pilgrim Geese Breed Spotlight

By Dr. Dennis P. Smith, Photos by Barbara Grace – I’ve always loved different types of fowl and studied their traits and characteristics, including pilgrim geese. Like a lot of other poultry enthusiasts, I have …

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Khaki Campbell Duck Breed Spotlight

By Emma Paunil – Khaki Campbell ducks were bred in the early 1900s by Mrs. Adele Campbell, Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Mrs. Campbell created the Khaki Campbell duck with the intention to …

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Secret Life of Poultry: Charlene

by Lacey Hughett Last summer in western Massachusetts, Jude was visited by a stray chicken. Jude, having absolutely no experience with chickens, wasn’t quite sure what to make of the …

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Chickens in the Garden at Rudyard Kipling’s Former Home

By Susie Kearley – You’re probably familiar with the classic children’s stories by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and Just So Stories. Well, Rudyard and his family lived in a …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how much time will …

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BYP Urban Chicken Keeping e-edition Flip Book

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Raising Chickens Brought Positive Energy to Our Lives!

By Susie Kearley Anya Lautenbach from Buckinghamshire, England, started raising chickens last year, and the whole family fell in love with the birds; they’re totally devoted to them. Her husband …

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Which Brooder Heating Options are Best?

By Mel Dickinson — Chick brooders come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. There are baby chick brooder ideas for each homesteader’s and farmer’s unique setup. While there are …

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Rooster Comb Care

By Ron McKibben The comb, believe it or not, has more function than form when it comes to chickens. It’s more than a fancy top hat or proof of superiority. …

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