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

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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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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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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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

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Meet the English Pouter Pigeon
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites There are several breeds and types of pigeons, but if there were ever a supermodel pigeon, the English Pouter would be stomping down the runway during fashion …

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The Sport of Racing Pigeons
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Their speed, endurance, and the inborn desire to home are what makes racing pigeons remarkable. It is specifically the Homing Pigeon breed that is used for racing. They …

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A Vocabulary List Built Just for Chicken Owners
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites My substitution for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and Harper’s magazines were always easy: Strombergs, Murray McMurray Hatchery and Holderread Waterfowl. These magazines would keep me occupied for not …

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We Try To Put All the Poultry Clichés and Idioms in One Basket
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Our backyard poultry have infiltrated many aspects of our lives. They have their own feed stores, their own medical complexes and even their own departments within many …

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The Origins of Chicken Domestication
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Out of the 9,000 or 10,000 bird species on this planet, have you ever wondered why chickens were chosen to be our source of food, eggs, entertainment, …

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