About the Author

Kenny Coogan

Kenny Coogan is a food, farm, and flower columnist. Coogan leads workshops about owning chickens, vegetable gardening, animal training, and corporate team building on his homestead. His newest book 99 ½ Homesteading Poems: A Backyard Guide to Raising Creatures, Growing Opportunity, and Cultivating Communityis now available at kennycoogan.com.
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Articles by Kenny Coogan

From Funny Chicken Videos to World Records, Backyard Poultry Have Become Ubiquitous
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Can you believe that 2019 marked the 30th year of the World Wide Web? As we enter 2020 and your resolutions begin to formulate, consider breaking your own poultry-related world record.

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How to Paint Feathers
October 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Ryan McGhee learned how to paint feathers and now uses his wildlife portraiture to bring attention to endangered species.

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How to Raise the Towering Malay Chicken
September 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites This spring a YouTube video went viral featuring a giant chicken. It was so popular the video made it on the late-night talk shows. The video featured …

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
September 4, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Pigeons are remarkable for so many reasons. A true cosmopolitan, long after humans have left this earth, only cockroaches, rats, and pigeons will remain. Humans and pigeons …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
August 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?
August 24, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process …

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Host Your Own Tour de Coop
August 4, 2019 · · Coops, Members Only

Whether it is through blogs, magazines, or our Facebook group Backyard Poultry Chat, fanciers helping fanciers is awesome. One way of meeting local chicken coop connoisseurs is by starting or partaking in a Tour de Coop.

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
August 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Recognized as a Master Breeder of Old Dutch Capuchines and Bavarian Pouters, Layne Gardner has had the good fortune of traveling the world photographing various types of …

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Ducks in The Vineyard
May 22, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This vineyard is distinct because it utilizes 1,600 Indian runner ducks as pest control. Yes, I did fly halfway around the world to come face-to-beak with hundreds of ducks.

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5 Quail Species to Raise
May 11, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger scale …

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