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All Cooped Up: Fowlpox
November 22, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Fowlpox is an old viral poultry disease that frequently affects backyard flocks. It is found worldwide and was first described as early as the 17th century. It is most commonly seen in chickens and turkeys, but almost every bird species can become infected including wild birds and indoor birds like canaries.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
November 22, 2021 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
November 22, 2021 · · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath.

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Shetland Geese and Steinbacher Geese
November 18, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The Shetland and Steinbacher geese are both listed as critical — the most severe listing from The Livestock Conservancy. This means that there are fewer than 500 birds in the U.S., with five or fewer primary breeding flocks (50 birds or more), and less than 1,000 around the world.

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Meet the Prehistoric Chickens at Barnacre Alpacas
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The Golden Brahma hens are a favourite with visitors too. They look like prehistoric birds, with fluffy feet.

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Writing With Chickens
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Novelist Della Galton lives in Dorset, England, with her partner, Gordon, a flock of chickens, and three dogs. She enjoys baking carrot cake with her hens’ eggs, and routinely forgets to include the carrots, usually finding them on the kitchen worktop an hour later.

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Breed Profile: Icelandic Chicken
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Icelandic chickens (Icies) are an ancient landrace and are very diverse, robustly healthy, cold-hardy chickens. Sadly, they are threatened by diminished numbers during the 1970s and the consequent inbreeding.

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DIY Chicken Treats That Kids Can Make

Add to Favorites By Jenny Rose Ryan These easy projects are great for kids of all ages and can be adapted to use what you have on hand.   Seed Ring:  …

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Challah: A Classic Egg Bread
November 18, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Challah is deeply rooted in Jewish traditions, with a rich history that invites one to explore more about the origin of baking and serving this legendary bread.

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Making Marshmallows, Meringues, and Divinity
November 18, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Candies made with eggs make perfect sense for those who have a flock of “girls” laying faithfully. Let’s make three favorites: marshmallows, meringue cookies, and divinity.

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