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The Egg: A Perfect Canvas for Carving
March 3, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Fragile and yet strong, the versatile egg has been the inspiration for many artists throughout history. Eggs of all sizes have been painted, dyed, bejeweled, waxed, etched, and carved into exquisite treasures worthy of being displayed in museums and palaces.

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All Cooped Up: Marek’s Disease
March 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) is one of the best-known poultry diseases. It causes tumors and immunosuppression in mainly chickens, but is occasionally seen turkeys and quail.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 3, 2021 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Dangers in the Coop
March 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Are dangers lurking in your carefully planned chicken house? A sturdy coop offers shelter from weather and predators and a quiet refuge for the laying hen.

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Avoiding A Cat-Astrophe
March 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The practice of brooding day-old chicks has always been enjoyable for our family. Even routine preparations are pleasant and stress-free.

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Open a Rhea Farm to Diversify
March 2, 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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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens

Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and a dark brown egg layer.

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Breed Profile: Langshan Chicken
March 1, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The Langshan chicken is a hardy, dual-purpose bird from China that lays purple-brown eggs and is well adapted to damp conditions.

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Breed Profile: Plymouth Rock Chicken
March 1, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Plymouth Rock chickens are hardy and friendly dual-purpose chickens developed in the United States. Barred Rocks make adorable backyard companions!

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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
February 28, 2021 · · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter?

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