animal-behavior

Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

Add to Favorites By Christina Allen – Of the few people keeping flocks of heritage turkeys, most seem to either just buy a few poults to raise for harvesting in …

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The Origins of Chicken Domestication
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Out of the 9,000 or 10,000 bird species on this planet, have you ever wondered why chickens were chosen to be our source of food, eggs, entertainment, …

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Court’s In Session, How To Become A Licensed Poultry Judge

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida To become an APA-licensed poultry judge, you will need to have been   member of APA for three consecutive years, ideally raising poultry during that time. …

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What Roosters Are Crowing About

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan Some days it sounds like The View is being recorded in my henhouse with all of the clucking that goes on. At other times …

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness …

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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Button quail, which are also known as Chinese painted quail, Chung-Chi, Asian blue quail or blue- breasted quail, are well, cute as a button! The smallest of …

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Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites In my middle school classroom, my students have learned how to raise mealworms, superworms, and Dubia cockroaches for years to be fed to our pet bearded dragon: …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida “When we were given five or six adult chickens, we learned that we had to keep the chickens out of the garden area, …

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