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Raising Pekin Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

We wanted a couple of small chicken coops that were portable and could house a few bantam chickens, but we had neither the time to construct them from scratch nor the desire to buy a pricey coop purpose-built for chickens.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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How to Expand Your Flock with the Best Broody Hens

Add to Favorites By P. Allen Smith – It’s a great day in Poultryville at Moss Mountain Farm when chicks are running around! I have a soft spot for those …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
March 15, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and homesteaders alike.

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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
February 1, 2022 · · 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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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
February 1, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Alexandra Douglas – I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is …

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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Continental Birds

Add to Favorites By Stuart Sutton, England Our series on the Preserved Breeds of Lille Museum, part 3, concentrates on a few Continental birds. They are: Hamburg The origin of …

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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