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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

Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that breeds of poultry cannot be maintained. Your fowl are either improving or degenerating with each passing generation.

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5 Immune Boosting Supplements and Herbs for Chickens

Add to Favorites By Amy Fewell – Chickens are one of the easiest farm animals to raise, but sometimes they can be the most daunting to keep healthy. You can …

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Oh Gnats!

These gnats are ferocious, blood-sucking, chicken killing, mini predator machines! I had no clue that the gnat population had exploded beyond my control this particular year.

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Top 7 Questions About Vaccinating Your Flock

Add to Favorites By Michelle Miller – It’s spring again, which means lots of us are ramping up to bring home new birds. However, with new birds, come new (and old) …

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Lessons From a Neverending Battle Against Bumblefoot in Chickens

Add to Favorites By Brittany Thompson, Georgia As long as I have been raising poultry, one of the most common problems I experience is bumblefoot in chickens. Here is what I …

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
August 5, 2021 · · Coops

Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it for new items.

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Roosty the Rooster

I consistently avoided roosters for a long period of time. There never was, nor would there ever be, a need for them … or so I thought.

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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds …

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The History of Rhode Island Red Chickens

Rhode Island Red chickens are striking birds with the contrast between the dark red body color, black tail with a “beetle green” sheen and the bright red comb and wattles. Their length of body, flat back and “brick” shape is both distinctive and attractive.

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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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