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Coop Inspiration 6/22 — The Bawk Mahal

Add to Favorites By Heather Seeley My husband and I started our chicken journey with just a handful, about five years ago, that were gifted to us from our friends. …

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Breed Profile: Swedish Flower Hen
July 5, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Swedish Flower Hen is a hardy, heritage landrace with beautiful plumage and a friendly nature. They are self-sufficient survivors, but the breed needs urgent conservation.

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Erminettes

Erminettes were brought to the United States in the 1860s and poultry fanciers have loved them ever since.

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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. Even the best rooster breed may need a hand once in awhile, so let’s talk about some of the issues roosters encounter.

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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My Geriatric Flock

It would be difficult not to have some tales about the antics of backyard chickens. I have my share, and it is focusing on my older chickens.

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Calcium Supplements for Chickens
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Calcium supplements for chickens can help you avoid shell quality issues in your flock, and it’s easy to feed. Farmers have been adding calcium to the diet of layers for generations to improve shell quality, and consequently, we’ve learned a few things about it.

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All American Lemon Meringue Pie
July 1, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Who can resist biting into a luscious slice of summertime when lemon meringue pie is on the menu? It’s the perfect combination of a sweet and tart custard filling nestled between a flaky golden crust and a billowing, toasty topping. No wonder it’s one of America’s favorite desserts!

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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Ask The Expert June/July 2022

Add to Favorites Mandarin Breeding I look forward to your emails. I have a pair of Mandarins, but it is the law in South Africa to pinion all nonindigenous waterfowl. …

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