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How an Injured Chick Became My Pet Chicken
December 6, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Several years ago, when we were fairly new to owning backyard chickens, we had a small flock of six, but we were ready to expand. While at …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

Add to Favorites By Jeannette Beranger – ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
November 25, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are …

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Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
November 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite …

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Keeping Guinea Fowl Safe
November 10, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl are unique in the poultry world. Anyone who has ever kept guinea fowl will know exactly what I am referring to. If you are wondering …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the …

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