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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2

Add to Favorites By Stuart Sutton, England The Collection of preserved poultry of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest and most interesting in …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
February 26, 2020 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
December 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Setting The Poultry Standards

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California With increased interest in heritage breeds in poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds with its new Flock Inspection Program that will certify …

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One Rooster Too Many?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Some chicken keepers have more than one rooster by design, others by accident. If you hatch your own chicks, or you purchase straight-run chicks from a hatchery, at least half of …

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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Free radicals happen. They happen to us humans, and they happen to our chickens. They are unstable molecules that damage body cells, impair immunity and contribute to …

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well. The Sebastopol goose, for …

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8 Best Hacks For Awesome Grilled Poultry

While burgers and dogs are considered All-American, at any given cookout about 86% of people are actually grilling some kind of bird, 77% of which are grilled chicken breasts. One of the reasons for chicken’s popularity is that the delicate meat works well as a blank canvas for a wide range of creative sauces and seasonings.

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Coop Inspiration 12/1 — The Coop de Ville
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Scott and Angela Dye, Oregon Here are a few photos of a very unique chicken coop that my husband and I just completed. We retrofitted a …

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