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10 Reasons to Consider Raising Geese
July 9, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping small flocks of geese in suburban backyards is gaining popularity, perhaps because the many misconceptions about the nature of waterfowl are at last being replaced with accurate information about their nature and proper care. Here are ten reasons to consider raising backyard geese.

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The Incredible Egg Down Through the Years

Much has been written about the benefits of eating eggs. Undoubtedly, the incredible egg has endured during all eras of history.

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Chicken Feed: Does Brand Matter?
July 8, 2022 · · Feed & Health

It’s a common question when you’re figuring out what to feed chickens. What chicken feed brand should you choose for your feathered friends?

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Ask The Expert February/March 2022

Add to Favorites Barred Rocks Not Laying  Carol: Hello, I have six 22-week-old hens. Four Barred Rock and two that are orange-brown colored. The two orange-brown hens started laying eggs …

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Ask the Expert April/May 2022

Add to Favorites Booties For Bumblefoot?  Hi Marissa,   Do you know about neoprene booties for Pekin ducks that have bumblefoot?   Thank you,   Deborah  ***********************************  Hi Deborah,  I haven’t personally used …

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How to Pick the Best Chicken Feeders and Waterers
July 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Feeding backyard chickens should hypothetically be a simple thing to do. You know what can chickens eat, but when the chicken feeders and waterers we buy fail to live up to expectations, it complicates things.

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How to Feed Chickens Corn and Scratch Grains
July 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When I first started keeping chickens, I felt that feeding scratch grains was necessary. I don’t remember where I heard this, but I fed scratch grains with corn daily.

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Backyard Poultry August/September 2022

Backyard Poultry August/September 2022 — 17/4 is in homes July 14th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Hungarian Yellow Chickens, chickens in strollers, protecting your chickens in really bad weather, and delicious chicken meatballs. PLUS: Turkens, amazing naked-neck chickens!

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A No Crow Collar Reduces Rooster Crowing Volume
July 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Some people love to hear a rooster crowing. Others complain so vociferously you’d think they were talking about a barking dog.

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A Little More Poultry 201
July 5, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Here are a few unusual pieces of information about poultry for you to share next time you lack something to talk about.

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