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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Breed Profile: Muscovy Duck

During the more than 40 years that we have been in business, I must confess that we have hatched and raised several duck breeds. However, absolutely none can compare with the uniqueness, the adaptability, the pure pleasure, and the usefulness of the Muscovy duck.

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Backyard Poultry June/July 2022
April 25, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry June/July 2022 — 17/3 is in homes May 12th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Avian Flu 2022, summer pests in chickens, improving a home egg business, and Swedish Flower Hens. PLUS: Erminettes, a breed previously thought to be lost!

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Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back!
April 25, 2022 · · Coops, Giveaways

Grand Prize Winner will receive a Chicken Door with solar panel, Automatic drink stick with cups, Pressure reducing valve, 20 lb. hanging feeder, Wonder Grubs, 100 decorative egg cartons, and prominent placement in the August/September 2022 issue of Backyard Poultry.

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
April 25, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites The day I brought home the first two chicks, I went against all the advice I give to people thinking about getting backyard chickens. We had a …

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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

We wanted a couple of small chicken coops that were portable and could house a few bantam chickens, but we had neither the time to construct them from scratch nor the desire to buy a pricey coop purpose-built for chickens.

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My Great-Grandmother’s Egg Custard Pie
April 20, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

In my experience, either either you’re a custard pie lover or a custard pie hater. My husband and I are custard pie lovers!

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Chicken Cutlets: Florentine and Marmalade
April 20, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Like many of you, chicken is a standby in our meal rotation. Lately, I’ve been using chicken cutlets instead of whole breast halves.

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