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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite 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 are designed …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite 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 …

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

Favorite 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 …

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2

Favorite 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 Europe. It …

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Setting The Poultry Standards

Favorite 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 consumer chickens with …

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

Favorite 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 them will …

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

Favorite 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 the development …

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

Favorite 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 instance, has …

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8 Best Hacks For Awesome Grilled Poultry

Favorite By Janice Cole, Minnesota Cookout season is here, and while burgers and dogs are considered All-American, at any given cookout about 86 percent of people are actually grilling some kind of bird, …

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

Favorite 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 1960s horse …

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