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Backyard Poultry Coloring Pages 2018

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Backyard Poultry Coloring Pages 2017

Become a member and gain access to interactive live chat, poultry cheat sheets, premium articles, our bi-monthly magazine and complete digital archive, partner discounts, and everyday free shipping. Just $3.33/month!Join …

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A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
September 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise and access to …

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Goose Shelter Options
September 29, 2019 · · Coops, Members Only

Though it would be ideal to create a home where they can seek respite from wind and rain if they so choose, the real priority is to keep the birds safe from falling prey to predatory animals.

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Broody Chicken Breeds: A Frequently Under-Valued Asset
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

A broody hen or two is a wonderful resource that can be used to increase one’s flock. Many times, poultry keepers undervalue this heredity-linked trait in broody chicken breeds.

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard
September 29, 2019 · · Poultry 101

By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not …

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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Ask the Expert October/November 2019
September 29, 2019 · · Ask The Expert, Members Only

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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All Cooped Up: Coryza

Coryza is an upper respiratory infection caused by a bacterium. It is highly contagious, with morbidity as high as 50% and mortality as high as 30%.

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3 Tips to Help Molting Chickens
September 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

It’s autumn. Time for comfy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and … vacation? For backyard chickens across the country, shorter days often signal time for a break. Molting chickens may stop laying …

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