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Identifying Peafowl Varieties

Add to Favorites By George and Sonja Conner, United Peafowl Association  Many of us have had times when we were not sure of what variety a peafowl was. This is …

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other’s Feathers Out … and Other Chicken Behavior Problems
September 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Chicken behavior problems, such as chickens pecking each other’s feathers out, are best resolved through prevention, by providing an enriched environment and a harmonious flock. For more details, read on!

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All Cooped Up: Omphalitis, or “Mushy Chick Disease”
September 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Omphalitis is a fairly common infection, also known as mushy chick disease or yolk sac infection, and it occurs in the first few days of a bird’s life. It is seen most commonly in artificially hatched eggs and is associated with contaminated eggs or incubators.

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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
September 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
September 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to …

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Breeding Chickens for Egg and Meat Production

Let’s face it. Few of us raise poultry in our backyards because there is some great financial advantage in doing so. Some of us do it because of fascination.

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. But they got me started.

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Poultry Veterinarians
September 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

To find the best practitioner for your flock, it helps to understand what a poultry veterinarian does, and how this type of veterinarian fits into your homestead life.

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Types of Chicken Combs
September 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

While there are nine types of chicken combs recognized, Dr. Brigid McCrea says children and backyard hobbyists who are interested in genetics would find the results of breeding different combs very interesting.

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How To Pasteurize Eggs At Home
September 1, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

If you’ve ever wondered how to pasteurize eggs at home, look no further! And, there’s a kitchen tool that’ll make is super simple.

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