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Raising Pheasants from Chicks to Maturity

If you’re interested in raising pheasants, this primer can get you started on what you need to know and prepare.

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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DIY Pole Barn to Chicken Coop Conversion
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

We didn’t plan to have chickens, it just happened. Here’s how we pulled off our pole barn to chicken coop conversion.

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Brooder Box Plans: Build Your Own Brooder Cabinet
December 6, 2022 · · Coops

Before I knew it, we were building this cabinet brooder from our own brooder box plans.

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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infection in Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.

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Ask the Expert: Pheasants

Have a pheasant or few? Have questions? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Raising Pheasants for Profit
November 4, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Poultry math is not restricted to chickens. Once you master layers, you may find yourself raising pheasants for profit. Here’s what you need to know when raising pheasant chicks to adults.

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Chicken Feather and Skin Development

Feathers are actually a very complex part of the bird; the development of the feathers and the feather follicles is extremely involved.

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What Killed My Chicken?
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we do, and each leaves a calling card that offers a clue as to which predator you’re dealing with.

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Dos and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper.

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