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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became clear to me that almost all eggs follow a similar process during incubation and hatching.

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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy
February 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Quality nutrition is the bedrock of your bird’s health, longevity, and performance. Just like you and me, if a chicken is fed junk it will live a …

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
February 1, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Alexandra Douglas – I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is …

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Raising Chicks From Mail Order Sources
January 24, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Raising chicks from mail order sources is different from setting your own hens. You have to provide for all of their basic needs. Of course there’s an …

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Taking care of guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that breeds of poultry cannot be maintained. Your fowl are either improving or degenerating with each passing generation.

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Unique Among Chickens
December 13, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Every chicken breed has a unique set of attributes, but a few breeds have the distinction of being the only one of its kind. Without further ado, let’s look at some chicken breeds with distinctive features that set them apart from all others.

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How To Get NPIP Certified
December 8, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some …

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet.

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