Poultry 101

Breed Profile: Narragansett Turkey
November 4, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites The boys certainly do put on a big show for the gals. Photo by Larry Fiske. Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s …

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Avoiding A Cat-Astrophe
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The practice of brooding day-old chicks has always been enjoyable for our family. Even routine preparations are pleasant and stress-free.

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and run for years, my answer is always yes, but I do have a few cautions if you’re considering a mixed flock.

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Selecting the Best Ducks for Eggs
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

There are a plethora of duck breeds that you can add to your flock; however, a handful are prolific egg layers.

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Why don’t ducks’ feet freeze?
October 26, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Here in Florida, I sometimes forget about the icy conditions northern birds (and people) must endure. But when I think about my Niagara Falls upbringing, one of the most remarkable adaptations I can recall is the canvasbacks, mergansers, goldeneyes, and other diving ducks living in and on the ice-cold Niagara River.

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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Poultry Bones
October 25, 2021 · · Members Only, Poultry 101

Avian skeletons, including those found in songbirds, gallinaceous birds such as chickens and turkeys, and most waterfowl are unique and complex structures

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From Backyards to Factory Farms: The Evolution of Poultry Farming in America
October 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “The evolution of the chicken industry over the past century has simply been an extraordinary demonstration of the power of science to transform our daily lives,” says …

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Raising Turkeys for Food and Income
October 7, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Raising meat turkeys is an adventure on many levels. I’ve had the pleasure of growing a turkey for Thanksgiving for years, starting back in high school. It’s …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
October 7, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that roost in trees. Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age.

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