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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
November 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. …

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The Jersey Giant Chicken: An Outstanding Heritage Meat Breed
November 11, 2021 · · Chickens 101

What is considered the largest breed of chicken? With standard weights of 13 pounds for males and 10 pounds for females, the humble Jersey Giant chicken is the breed that comes to mind.

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
November 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help …

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Poultry Breeds…What Are They, Anyway?

Add to Favorites By D.P. Sponenberg – Breeds are important for many reasons. A main contribution of breeds is to organize the variation in a species into different genetic packages so …

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Showing Poultry 101
November 6, 2021 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you can be on your way to success.

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Practical Uses for Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine If you are thinking about a gaggle of geese, first consider the purposes they will serve on your farm. The practical applications of …

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From Backyards to Factory Farms: The Evolution of Poultry Farming in America
October 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “The evolution of the chicken industry over the past century has simply been an extraordinary demonstration of the power of science to transform our daily lives,” says …

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 11, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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