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Beautiful Bantams: Black Cochins and Silver Spangled Hamburgs

By Grace McCain, Oklahoma The comparison of Silver Spangled Hamburgs and Black Cochins is proof that there is variety in the world of bantam chicken breeds, and that there is …

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
April 29, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you clean out your …

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Is It a Rooster? How To Sex Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

This flock only contains hens, but you can see the difference in facial features between the breeds. I try to keep connected with the poultry community and one of the …

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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Treats for Baby Chicks Can Be Fun and Nutritious
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Your initial focus when getting baby chickens was probably the basics: selecting a breed, setting up a chick brooder, and what you can feed chickens. When you were researching this …

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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are numerous and healthy for …

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Bad Food for Chickens?

Can you tell me what foods I shouldn’t give my chickens and roosters? Darlene McMahon We’ll share our list of foods we recommend here: • Apples • Apricots • Bananas …

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well. The Sebastopol goose, for instance, has long, …

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Cooking With Every Part of a Chicken

Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota “Waste not want not” is the new mantra for today’s trend-setters. Food waste is a hot topic and progressive chefs are leading the …

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Cooking with Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Eggs

Photos and Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota Having raised a variety of chickens from bantams to the larger breeds, I am familiar with a range in the size of my …

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