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Backyard Poultry Contributor

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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

Chicken Myths, Busted

Add to Favorites By Robert Pekel, Arkansas The demand for fresh, nourishing food free of chemicals is accelerating. Small backyard chicken flocks are a clean, healthy source of eggs and …

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How To Build A Poultry Water Stand

Everyone that has chickens knows what a challenge it can be to keep their water source clean. The birds love to scratch and kick up litter into the water and can create quite a mess.

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Do Your Chickens Need Supplements?

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert A stroll down the poultry aisle in your favorite feed store may display more options for chicken supplements than you knew existed. …

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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Add to Favorites Most chickens have worms of one sort or another, and an otherwise healthy chicken can tolerate a modest worm load. A heavy worm load, however, can impair …

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Stay-Dry Chicken Feeder: PVC to the Rescue!

I was having a problem with the chicken feed that we keep in the free-range yard getting wet and turning into oatmeal, so I decided to build a stay-dry chicken feeder. PVC was one material I had left over from other projects, so I was also going to use this all up.

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Get to Know the Cream Legbar: A Beautiful Blue Egg Layer

In the past few years, a number of new and exciting chicken breeds have been imported into America, but none more than the Cream Legbar chicken has captured the imagination of America’s poultry hobbyists.

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Helping Your Flock Get the Most Out of Their Meals

Add to Favorites Choosing a feed for your chickens can be tricky. There are tons of options in the feed aisle — every bag claiming to give your bird exactly …

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Mobile Chicken Coop Benefits
April 20, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – When my family first brought chickens into our lives, a mobile chicken coop had not yet entered our plans. We talked to our …

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Chickens Paid the Price

Grandpa John and Grandma Amelia would never admit it, but they bought the wrong farm at the wrong time. They purchased 87 acres of land before 1920.

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became clear to me that almost all eggs follow a similar process during incubation and hatching.

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