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A Touch of Dutch in Welsummer Chickens

Add to Favorites By William Morrow – Welsummer chickens, or Welsumer as it is spelled in its homeland of Holland, were introduced to an international audience for the first time in 1921 …

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Chicken Marsala: Make It Tonight!
March 13, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites I distinctly recall my first bite of chicken Marsala. It was at a local Italian restaurant where I spied it on the menu. No idea, really, of …

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Common Hen Feeding Myths – BUSTED!
March 10, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Bust common hen feeding myths by learning the best nutrition tactics for feeding your flock.

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Raising Peafowl in a Northern Climate – February/March 2019 Photo Essay

Add to Favorites By Larry FiskeChapel View Farm and Stable, West Bend, Wisconsin Photos by Alex DeFleron and Reinhold Bauer For many years after, I only raised traditional blue and …

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Adding Swans to Your Homestead

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger Often associated with legendary beauty and elegance, swans have been subjects of folk lore, written stories, dance and theatrical performances, throughout recorded history. Have you ever thought, “I would love to own a pair of those beautiful …

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Learn to Speak Goose

Add to Favorites Most people can readily identify the call of a goose. But did you know that geese have so much more to say than just their proverbial honk? …

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Peace, Love, and Pigeons

Add to Favorites Releasing white homing pigeons will surely add majesty to a wedding or enlightened spirituality to a memorial service. Throughout time, birds have been used in ceremonies and …

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Pigeons Strike a Pose

Bret Hartman has photographed everyone from comedian Will Ferrell to legendary actor Dustin Hoffman, so we challenged him with a new assignment: pigeons. He captured these stunning shots at the The National Pigeon Association Grand National Pigeon Show in Los Angeles (2015).

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Raising Giant Dewlap Toulouse Geese and Heritage Narragansett Turkeys

Add to Favorites On a lark I was asked by my great friend Erin to take a ride with her and help her pick out a pair of Giant Dewlap …

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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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