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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

Dreaming up the perfect baby chick names is one of the most exciting parts of starting or adding to a flock. If you need inspiration, our readers and fans are here …

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
June 13, 2019 · · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you? Each breed has its own average …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end up …

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Why Chicken Grower Feed is Good for Older Hens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Just because your chickens aren’t laying any longer doesn’t mean that they still aren’t hugely beneficial. It just means you may switch back to chicken grower feed and do things …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen with thin shells. …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be a descendant of …

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Chicken Myths, Busted

By Robert Pekel, Arkansas The demand for fresh, nourishing food free of chemicals is accelerating. Small backyard chicken flocks are a clean, healthy source of eggs and meat. Many cities …

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Poultry Breeds…What Are They, Anyway?

By D.P. Sponenberg – Breeds are important for many reasons. A main contribution of breeds is to organize the variation in a species into different genetic packages so that owners can …

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Lamona Chicken: Everything You Need to Know
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Lamona chicken Origin: Beltsville, Maryland, United States. Back in 1912, Harry M. Lamon, senior poultryman of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry, initiated the development of the Lamona chicken at …

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