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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are …

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Belgian D’Uccles: A True Bantam Chicken Breed
November 30, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I started raising Belgian d’Uccles, a true bantam chicken breed, about five years ago and it was quite by accident. I had bought a few mixed bantam chicks …

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
November 29, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was …

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Make Your Own Flock with Rooster and Hen Crochet Ornaments

Add to Favorites By Toni Rexroat – There is nothing quite like a handmade gift. Homemade arts and crafts embody a personal love that is hard to replicate in a …

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Rooster of Barcelos
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

This happy rooster with a bright red comb, adorned with hearts and flowers, is the unofficial symbol of Portugal, representing honesty, integrity, trust, and honor. He is said to be the embodiment of the Portuguese people’s love of life.

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Chicken Books for Young Readers

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, or otherwise to a young chicken lover here are some great picture and middle-grade chicken books that will keep them wanting to turn the pages.

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Four More Diseases That Specifically Threaten New Chicks

Chicks lack immunity to a wide array of viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal diseases that may be found around the world and at all times. Strong biosecurity measures are particularly important when caring for newly hatched chicks.

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