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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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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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Raising Pekin Ducks
August 16, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Corn for Chickens and Other Chicken Myths
August 15, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. While some chicken myths are harmless, others can be dangerous.

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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
August 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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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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You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead
August 1, 2022 · · Coops

Finding a rooster rescue can be difficult, especially during the spring when extra, unwanted roosters start to appear as for sale or free.

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Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than a car ride away to your lo-cal veterinarian office — this is not true for chickens and other backyard poultry.

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Frittata 101
July 26, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Frittata, which translates to “fried” in Italian, is a classic egg-based dish. Even with just eggs and seasonal herbs, it’s a winner.

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