backyard-flock

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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15 Tips for Adding Royal Palm Turkeys to Your Flock
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites We have considered adding turkeys to our backyard flock for a while now. While researching turkey breeds, we decided if we ever did get turkeys, we wanted …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that …

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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When …

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Finding the Non-Layer in Your Chicken Flock

Add to Favorites By Lana Beckard, Nutrena Poultry Expert It’s not unusual for one or two hens in a small flock to eat their share of feed, relax and rarely …

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Tips for Helping Your Poultry Flock Through A Spring Feather Molt

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Conventional chicken keeping wisdom dictates that annual molting occurs at the end of summer or the early fall, when daylight hours shorten and temperatures …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites “Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives …

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6 Celebrities Who Keep Chickens as Pets
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Keeping chickens as pets is growing increasingly popular, and I bet you can think of one or two celebrities who keep a flock in their backyard, just …

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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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The Sebastopol Goose

Add to Favorites Story and Photos by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Sebastopol geese form a surreal and intriguing spectacle drifting across a pond or foraging around your backyard. With feathers every …

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