backyard-poultry

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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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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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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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
December 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure. I enrich my flower and vegetable gardens to yield even more produce by composting chicken manure.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
November 18, 2022 · · Coops

Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? Try this one.

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The Dutch Bantam Chicken: A True Bantam Breed
November 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Dutch bantam chicken is said to have originated in the Netherlands. However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought into the Netherlands by Dutch sailors who sailed for The East India Company.

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of our favorites. As our family farm continues to grow, we thought that perhaps adding geese to our property would be a boon for our holiday festivities.

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Everything Worth Knowing About Chicken Eggs
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster,” Jonathon Swift said, but the first person to eat an egg must have been even braver. Or very, very hungry. Imagine breaking open an egg, not knowing what you’ll find inside! 

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Chicken Enrichment: Toys for Chickens
October 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Should you provide toys for chickens and other poultry? Professionals agree chicken enrichment is a vital component of chicken welfare.

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothes and accessories on their chickens.

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