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Part Four: The Skeletal System

Add to Favorites Our bird models, Hank and Henrietta, reunite in this article on the skeletal system of the chicken. Both the male and female chicken are highly adapted for …

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Part Two: A Hen’s Reproductive System

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York Have you ever been asked, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” When I was teaching reproduction in junior high science, I would fall …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed …

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Sex-Links and the W Chromosome

Add to Favorites For years, sex-linkage in fowl has been a well-known and fairly well-understood fact. All birds have a “ZZ/ZW” sex- chromosome system. That is, males have two Z …

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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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Chicken Class Action

Add to Favorites Story and Photos By Dennis Carlson It all came about in the usual way. The fifth-sixth grade teacher at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, Glory Jansen, asked me, …

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The Circulatory System — Biology of the Chicken, Part 6

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York The circulatory or transport system of the chicken is very similar to that of our own cardiovascular system. Throughout this series …

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How To Read Coop Cards

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California Whether you plan to show your chickens or are attending a show to look at the chicken possibilities, learning to read the Cage …

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Chicken Feather & Skin Development

Add to Favorites CHICKEN DNA, PART 3 This is the third in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The fourth article coming in the August-September issue will …

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Chicken DNA, Part 2: Genetics, Genomes, Genomics & More

Add to Favorites CHICKEN DNA, PART 2 This is the second in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The third article coming in the June-July issue will …

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