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How Genetics Determine Duck Egg Color
April 11, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Leghorns lay white eggs and Marans lay dark brown eggs. But duck egg color doesn’t follow these specific rules. Why can some ducks, of the same breed, lay blue eggs while the others lay white?

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Brown vs. White Eggs
April 9, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown vs. white eggs — is one more nutritious than the other? Are white eggs bleached? What is the difference between white and brown eggs?

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
April 8, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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Hatching Guinea Keets under Broody Hens

Guinea fowl should be a welcome addition to any farm or homestead. They are relatively low maintenance, probably eat their weight in ticks and other bugs (likely the reason they cost less to feed), and are considered flock guardians because they sound a loud alarm when anything that doesn’t belong comes near.

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Raising Turkey Poults in a Healthy Brooder Environment
April 7, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising poults is not the same as raising chicks or ducklings. They are much more delicate than other poultry species. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully raising poults to maturity.

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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
April 6, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites We are going to add raising geese to our poultry qualifications this spring. We have had most of the other poultry here, including chickens, guinea hens, ducks …

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Hatching Duck Eggs: Can Chickens Hatch Ducks?
April 6, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat, Poultry 101

All of my experience hatching duck eggs led me to ask the question: Will chickens foster eggs from another species and raise them? The answer was, absolutely!

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Breed Profile: Dominique Chicken
April 5, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Dominique chicken is the oldest American breed and an icon of rural self-sufficiency, being very hardy and an excellent forager and mother. Her calm and friendly nature makes her an excellent choice for the homestead.

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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?
April 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Some of the most popular questions for new poultry keepers is: what is a chicken gizzard, what is a chicken crop, and where are they located?

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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