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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They consume very little feed and require very little care to produce healthy, gourmet-quality quail eggs and meat for your family.

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Chicken Feather & Skin Development

Add to Favorites Doug Ottinger lives in northwest Minnesota with his wife, Connie. They raise chickens, ducks and geese on their small hobby farm. Doug’s educational background is in agriculture, …

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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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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be …

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Chickens in the Garden at Rudyard Kipling’s Former Home

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – You’re probably familiar with the classic children’s stories by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and Just So Stories. Well, Rudyard and his family …

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One Rooster Too Many?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Some chicken keepers have more than one rooster by design, others by accident. If you hatch your own chicks, or you purchase straight-run chicks from a hatchery, at least half of …

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