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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Eggs & Meat

If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs successfully in an incubator.
For embryos to develop correctly, eggs need to be kept at the right temperature, turned often and correctly positioned.

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Raising Turkeys for Meat and Income
December 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising meat turkeys is an adventure on many levels. Jeremy Chartier shares some of his experiences with raising meat turkeys so you can start off on the right foot.

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Today in the U.S., emus are a popular choice for alternative agriculture due to their minimal husbandry needs, small acreage capability, appealing characteristics and potential for becoming profitable.

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan.

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

The collection of preserved poultry breeds of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest, and most interesting in Europe and dates back to 1823.

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow it down to some of the most common and unique ones.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Want to raise pigeons? Here are some pigeon facts and a bit of history to get your started.

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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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Chicken Feather and Skin Development

Feathers are actually a very complex part of the bird; the development of the feathers and the feather follicles is extremely involved.

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
October 5, 2022 · · 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 haircut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens are pretty well equipped to take care of their own trims.

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