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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
May 19, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Claw Trimming A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow. Chickens evolved in …

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
May 16, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a hair cut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens …

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance farmers standpoint. This …

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What Do Chickens Need? (VIDEO)
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. This video answers: what …

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Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you recognize chicken ailments before it’s too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on a regular basis …

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Identifying Peafowl Varieties

By George and Sonja Conner, United Peafowl Association  Many of us have had times when we were not sure of what variety a peafowl was. This is an effort to …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how much time will …

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Rooster Comb Care

By Ron McKibben The comb, believe it or not, has more function than form when it comes to chickens. It’s more than a fancy top hat or proof of superiority. …

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid …

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Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as soon as your …

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