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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 21, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to …

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

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 to …

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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial creation may have …

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think …

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Heroic Pigeons in World War II

By Susie Kearley – Pigeons aren’t everyone’s favorite bird. Some people consider them to be pests or even vermin, but for others, pigeons are amazing creatures. Homing pigeons can fly …

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
August 30, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
August 27, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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. Even the best …

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Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

By Jen Pitino – Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as …

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
August 13, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to …

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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated and Washed?
August 8, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Do eggs need to be refrigerated and washed? If you keep backyard chickens, the washing and storage of eggs are the two most controversial egg-related topics among avid owners of …

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