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

Improve Your Chicken Pics with These 6 Tips
May 13, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Whether you are a breeder who wants to advertise their show birds or a hobbyist who loves to capture their chicken’s character, learning how to take better chicken pics can be accomplished with a few easy tips.

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Open a Rhea Farm to Diversify
May 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

If you’re looking for that in-between size of a turkey and an ostrich, opening a rhea farm might be for you. Aside from their gorgeous lashes and daffy faces, rheas have a lot to offer.

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
May 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

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 pigeons. In her 50 years of raising pigeons (she started early!) she has developed a passion for quality and enjoys seeing excellent specimens in various breeds.

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Raising Exotic Pheasant Species
February 15, 2021 · · 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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Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
January 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites In my middle school classroom, my students have learned how to raise mealworms, superworms, and Dubia cockroaches for years to be fed to our pet bearded dragon: …

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Raising Pheasants for Profit
January 18, 2021 · · Poultry 101

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

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Medicine is the Best Medicine
December 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

It turns out laughter is not the best medicine. Medicine is the best medicine. And when it comes to herbal remedies and old wives’ tales, I’m cynical at best. Do you know what home remedies that actually work are called? Medicine. If there is evidence that it heals, it’s medicine. If you base your flock’s treatment on pure anecdotes, you could be doing harm. 

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Poultry Homesteading Hacks for 2021
December 29, 2020 · · Poultry 101

We reached out to some of the most popular YouTubers to get the best 2021 homesteading hacks for raising poultry. Whether you’re a veteran or just getting into the hobby these tips will increase your productivity and efficiency.

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Turkey Tails: It’s What’s for Dinner
November 14, 2020 · · 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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Poultry Presidents
October 16, 2020 · · Poultry 101

With a huge presidential election coming up, we asked poultry presidents around the country, about their jobs, what makes a great president, and to share their organization.

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