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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the ground they should be positioned. So here’s everything you need to know about chicken roosting bars.

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What’s the Best Chicken Coop Light?
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

When we supplement light to our chickens in winter, does it matter what type of bulb we use? Between incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs, there are benefits and drawbacks to each, but do the chickens have a preference?

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12 Days of Poultry Giveaway 2021
November 12, 2021 · · Giveaways

It’s back! Score a poultry present every day from Backyard Poultry and its wonderful partners. Enter daily for 12 days for your chance to win.

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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
November 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Whether you are trying out raising meat chickens or you just have a few birds from your laying flock that you’d like to stew, a chicken cone …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
November 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. …

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The Jersey Giant Chicken: An Outstanding Heritage Meat Breed
November 11, 2021 · · Chickens 101

What is considered the largest breed of chicken? With standard weights of 13 pounds for males and 10 pounds for females, the humble Jersey Giant chicken is the breed that comes to mind.

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
November 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
November 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are …

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Backyard Poultry December 2021/January 2022
November 9, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2021/January 2022 — 16/6 is in homes on November 10th but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on The 12 Days of Christmas, the right light for laying hens, new breeds offered at hatcheries, and planning new flocks. PLUS: how to make marshmallows, meringues, and divinity!

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