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Keeping Guinea Fowl Safe
November 9, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl are unique in the poultry world. Anyone who has ever kept guinea fowl will know exactly what I am referring to. If you are wondering …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without …

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Guinea–Chicken Hybrid: Can Chickens and Guineas Breed?
November 9, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Guinea–chicken hybrids are an unusual phenomenon, as nature does not favor the cross, leading to health issues and early death.

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Poultry Breeds…What Are They, Anyway?

Add to Favorites By D.P. Sponenberg – Breeds are important for many reasons. A main contribution of breeds is to organize the variation in a species into different genetic packages so …

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
November 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds. The …

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Breed Profile: Rhode Island Red Chicken
November 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Rhode Island Red Chicken Origin: As you might guess, the Rhode Island Red origin is the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rhode Island Red chickens are as …

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens
November 7, 2021 · · Coops, Kids' Corner

He was only a few years old when I let him go down to the chicken coop all by himself to collect morning eggs. I should’ve known it was not an age-appropriate chore, but he was excited.

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Showing Poultry 101
November 6, 2021 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you can be on your way to success.

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