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Backyard Poultry Contributor

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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

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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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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Coping with Losing a Chicken

Yes, you read the title of this article correctly. Special people like us who do love their chickens like family members, occasionally losing one or more of our feathered friends. Whether it is from the ravages of time or predators, it feels like the end of the world.

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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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