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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

By Carolyn Evans-Dean – 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 …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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

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 adding these unique …

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Narragansett Turkey: November Breed of the Month
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Breed of the Month: Narragansett Turkey Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s from crosses of domestic turkeys brought from Europe and Eastern wild turkeys. “Improved and …

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Saxony Duck: July Breed of the Month

Breed of the Month: Saxony duck Origin: Albert Franz of Chemnitz (East Germany) began developing the Saxony duck in 1930. He used Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue Pomeranian ducks in …

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All About Ancona Ducks

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 a descendant of …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – 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 …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional gifts: …

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Chickens in the Garden at Rudyard Kipling’s Former Home

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 lived in a …

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Chicken Feather & Skin Development

CHICKEN DNA, PART 3 This is the third in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The fourth article coming in the August-September issue will look at sex-linkage …

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