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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
October 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms.

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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens around Your Family Dog

Knowing your pet is extremely important before diving into the world of chicken husbandry, along with training and safety if you decide to take the leap. Here are some things to consider when raising chickens with dogs.

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 6, 2021 · · 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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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
September 20, 2021 · · Chickens 101

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 and anxiety with hopefully the culmination of happiness and joy.

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with …

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Electrolytes for Chickens: Keep Your Flock Hydrated and Healthy in Summer
August 22, 2021 · · Feed & Health

What do you drink in the summer? Chances are your beverage choices are different in the summertime compared to winter.

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Geese Breeds: Which Breed of Goose is Right for My Goals?
August 13, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Geese breeds have been employed on the farm for centuries. They are kept for a myriad of reasons; lawn maintenance and weed control, meat and spring egg …

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Setting The Poultry Standards

With increased interest in heritage breeds in poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds with its new Flock Inspection Program that will certify consumer chickens with the APA’s imprimatur.

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Top 10 Duck Raising Questions Answered

Add to Favorites By Alina Jumabhoy from New Life on a Homestead – While ducks are relatively easy poultry to raise and care for, they do still have specific requirements that need to …

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