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Disqualifications in Show-Quality Chickens
July 19, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be sure to read …

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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks in the brooder …

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Picking Show Chicken Breeds For Beginners
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails and wings are …

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Dealing with Chicken Mortality

By Dr. Cynthia Smith, DVM, Washington As a veterinarian, I often meet people who want their dog or cat to have a litter so that the children can “experience the …

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Easter Egger Chicken: December Breed of the Month

(Cross) Breed of the Month: Easter Egger Chicken Origin: United States Standard Description: Easter Eggers are not a true breed, rather a hybrid cross. Their egg color makes them a popular …

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All About Araucana Chickens

By Alan Stanford, Ph.D., Eastern Show Chair Of The Araucana Club Of America — The Araucana chicken has some bizarre features; they are rumpless and have ear tufts. Oh yes, and they …

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Ameraucana Chicken: August Breed of the Month

Breed: Ameraucana chicken Origin: The Ameraucana chicken is a blue egg-laying breed with tails and muffs. It was developed in the United States in the late 1970s by a small group of breeders. …

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby chicks from a …

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Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help collect eggs, refill feeders …

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