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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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Practical Uses for Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine If you are thinking about a gaggle of geese, first consider the purposes they will serve on your farm. The practical applications of …

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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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6 Turkey Diseases, Symptoms, and Treatment
November 1, 2021 · · Poultry 101

What turkey diseases, symptoms, and treatment should you be aware of, whether you intend to raise broad-breasted or heritage birds?

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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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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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