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

The Sport of Racing Pigeons
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Their speed, endurance, and the inborn desire to home are what makes racing pigeons remarkable.

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

With hundreds of types of pigeons to pick from, selecting a breed or variety can be overwhelming.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Want to raise pigeons? Here are some pigeon facts and a bit of history to get your started.

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Turkey Tail: It’s What’s for Dinner
November 5, 2022 · · Poultry 101

This Thanksgiving, after guests spar over which turkey piece is theirs, you may be tempted to discard the leftover turkey tail. However, many chefs argue that the “last part over the fence is the best bite of the bird.”

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Raising Exotic Pheasant Species
November 4, 2022 · · Poultry 101

In this beautifully illustrated article, we dip our toes into the exotic pheasant species you will want to add to your homestead.

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Raising Pheasants for Profit
November 4, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Poultry math is not restricted to chickens. Once you master layers, you may find yourself raising pheasants for profit, researching ratites, or different types of pigeons to diversify your farm.

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Chicken Enrichment: Toys for Chickens
October 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Should you provide toys for chickens and other poultry? Professionals agree chicken enrichment is a vital component of chicken welfare.

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Types of Chicken Combs
October 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

While there are nine types of chicken combs recognized, Dr. Brigid McCrea says children and backyard hobbyists who are interested in genetics would find the results of breeding different combs very interesting.

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Flock Preparedness for Natural Disasters
October 4, 2022 · · Poultry 101

September is National Preparedness Month. With severe weather patterns on the rise, we must be prepared to protect our backyard poultry and livestock.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC)
October 2, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The FVC connects farmer veterans with the resources available at both national and local levels.

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