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Doug Ottinger

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Hungarian Yellow Chickens
August 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

For poultry keepers looking for a very pretty, unusual landrace breed, Hungarian Yellow chickens may be worth considering.

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A Little More Poultry 201
July 5, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Here are a few unusual pieces of information about poultry for you to share next time you lack something to talk about.

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Erminettes

Erminettes were brought to the United States in the 1860s and poultry fanciers have loved them ever since.

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Tips for Improving a Home Egg Business

There is just something about high-quality, farm-fresh eggs that most find hard to resist. Here are tips for improving your home egg business

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Hungarian Yellow Chickens
May 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Hungarian Yellows: a beautiful landrace heritage breed and national treasure of Hungary.

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Breeding Ratios for Chickens and Ducks

Using specific breeding ratios may work better than exact numbers when it comes to breeding poultry.

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Avoiding Foot and Leg Injuries in Waterfowl
May 7, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Waterfowl can be very susceptible to foot and leg injuries. We can avoid many leg injuries in waterfowl with a little forethought.

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Neural Problems in Crested Ducks

Unfortunately, the cuteness of crested ducks results from a genetic defect that can also cause significant neural problems.

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Bird Flu 2022: What You Should Know
February 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Highly lethal and easily transmitted, this particular strain of influenza can cause severe illness, especially in chicken and turkey flocks. The resulting mortality losses can reach 75 to 100% within days.

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Chicken Feather Patterns: Barred, Cuckoo, Mottled, Splash
December 10, 2021 · · Chickens 101

What distinguishes the chicken feather patterns barred, cuckoo, mottled, and splash? And why is the barring stronger in a Barred Rock rooster vs hen?

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