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Dealing with Chicken Mortality

Add to Favorites By Dr. Cynthia Smith, DVM, Washington As a veterinarian, I often meet people who want their dog or cat to have a litter so that the children …

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More Continental Poultry Breeds

Add to Favorites In this part 4 on the Preserved Breeds of Lille Museum of Natural History, we cover more of the Continental breeds. Combattant du Nord The Combattant du …

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The Endocrine System of a Chicken

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York I hope the illustrated chicken models of Hank and Henrietta have informed you of what makes our feathered friends “tick,” as …

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

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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Sex-Links and the W Chromosome
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites For years, sex-linkage in fowl has been a well-known and fairly well-understood fact. All birds have a “ZZ/ZW” sex- chromosome system. That is, males have two Z …

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The Magical Chickens of Martin Silverudd

Add to Favorites By Paul Bradshaw Every nation seems to have its share of backyard scientists who are compelled to tinker with the chicken genome in order to create a …

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Chicken Class Action

Add to Favorites Story and Photos By Dennis Carlson It all came about in the usual way. The fifth-sixth grade teacher at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, Glory Jansen, asked me, …

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The Circulatory System — Biology of the Chicken, Part 6

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York The circulatory or transport system of the chicken is very similar to that of our own cardiovascular system. Throughout this series …

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How To Read Coop Cards

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California Whether you plan to show your chickens or are attending a show to look at the chicken possibilities, learning to read the Cage …

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