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Choosing the Breeds for Your Needs

Once you know why you want to keep chickens, it can be fun to learn about the different breeds and what they are known for.

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Fat Feeders and Food Drawers

Frank Hyman humorously shows us how to make two different types of DIY poultry feeders that are inexpensive and efficient.

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Starting My Egg Business … Twice!

A few years ago, I did something crazy. And it worked! Until it didn’t. This is the short story of what I learned.

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Farm Fresh Eggs: 7 Things to Tell Your Customers

Selling your farm fresh eggs? There’s no doubt that farm fresh eggs are different from traditional store-bought eggs! Here are some important differences that you will want to mention to customers when selling your farm fresh eggs.

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Environmentally Friendly Chicken Keeping
April 4, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Smart gardening, material reuse, and other easy tricks incorporate your flock into an environmentally friendly approach to animal husbandry.

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Raising Goslings
March 27, 2023 · · Geese, Poultry 101

Have you ever tried raising goslings? Get tips on hatching goslings with a mother goose or an incubator, and how to foster orphaned goslings.

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Bringing New Chicks Home

Bringing home a new, peeping box with fluffy chicks can be scary, but Elizabeth Mack has advice to help you.

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Making Salt-Cured Quail Egg Yolks

Salt-cured egg yolks are the most delightful addition to any meal.

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Waste Not, Want Not

How do you make the most out of your chicken flock? Matthew Wilkinson shares his thoughtful and practical perspective on the difficult task of processing your chickens.

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Breed Profile: Magpie Duck
March 9, 2023 · · Poultry 101

The Magpie duck has a distinctive, if variable, pied coloring that is hard to perfect. Nevertheless, they make excellent foragers and homestead companions, and are hardy, multi-purpose and lay large eggs.

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