chicken-breeds

Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great shape.

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
September 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
August 18, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had to stop and think. Is it because we always have, or are there more personal beliefs and reasons? The answer is both.

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese, and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Heritage Poultry
August 14, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage poultry breeds from extinction.

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Chickens as Pets in the House
August 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Some people just can’t leave the farm behind and end up with a chicken or two as house pets. What steps would you need to take to make chickens as pets a workable solution to getting fresh eggs daily in an area where you can’t raise livestock?

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Is Chicken Rental a Trend or Viable Business?
July 26, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Chicken rental programs allow you to “try before you buy.” Is it just a trend? Or a brilliant way to avoid neglected and abandoned hens?

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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