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Chicken DNA, Part 2: Genetics, Genomes, Genomics & More

Add to Favorites CHICKEN DNA, PART 2 This is the second in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The third article coming in the June-July issue will …

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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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Chicken DNA — Part I

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota Genetics. If you are already bored by the first word of this article, don’t worry. Most likely, you are in good company. There …

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Spring Cleaning From Chicken Coop to Kitchen
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota The chickens are always a little frantic as I begin to clean, wondering what’s happening to their little world, but they’re all so …

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Can Chickens Make You Sick?

Backyard chicken keeping is at an all-time high. Chickens are really the easiest livestock to add to your homestead – they are the gateway livestock. But should you be worried about chickens getting you sick?

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Court’s In Session, How To Become A Licensed Poultry Judge

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida To become an APA-licensed poultry judge, you will need to have been   member of APA for three consecutive years, ideally raising poultry during that time. …

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How Resilient Are Chickens?

Add to Favorites By Linda White-Francis, Florida When the behemoth Pasco County truck pulled away, I turned to my husband in tears, not knowing whether to be happy or sad because …

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Gynandromorphic Chickens: Half-Male And Half-Female

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Josephine Joseph was one of several real-life circus sideshow performers cast in the eponymously titled 1932 horror film, Freaks. Josephine Joseph claimed to be sexually …

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Local Students Connect With Farm Life by Adopting Chickens

Add to Favorites By Quinn Eurich, Connecticut The barn is a sturdy 135 years old, the bales of hay are from the previous year, and the families sitting on or …

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No Chickens Allowed!

Add to Favorites By Jeffrey Bradley, Florida Five years ago, I’d never thought of chickens beyond Kentucky fried. Then one day our daughter brought home a fuzzy yellow Christmas chick someone no longer …

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