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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back to our rural …

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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy

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 shorter life, have …

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What Chicken Grower Feed is Right For You?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Chicken grower feed and adult feed rations are a critical part of raising healthy, …

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient fashion. It may …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chick season will soon be in full swing. If you are new to having backyard chickens and just starting out caring for baby chicks, you should be aware of a …

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A Guide to Raising Turkey Poults

By Don Schrider – There are many reasons raising turkey poults is rewarding — not the least of which is keeping turkeys to have a few pets. Turkeys are very social …

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

By Kenny Coogan A few weeks into my five-and-a-half month study abroad experience near Brisbane, Australia, I visited an emu farm. Sprinkled through the precipitous landscape, these large flightless birds epitomized …

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Buying Spent Stock From a Poultry Breeding Farm

Doug Ottinger – Purchasing spent breeders from a poultry breeding farm and hatchery can be a promising option for backyard poultry keepers. A small flock owner may want to add …

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A Vocabulary List Built Just for Chicken Owners
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

My substitution for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and Harper’s magazines were always easy: Strombergs, Murray McMurray Hatchery and Holderread Waterfowl. These magazines would keep me occupied for not only hours, but …

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