Mudchute Farm
February 7, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Mudchute Farm in London, England is dedicated to improving the welfare of laying hens.

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

The collection of preserved poultry breeds of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest, and most interesting in Europe and dates back to 1823.

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Simple Turkey Brine Techniques
November 2, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

We love our turkey dinners, especially toward the end of the year, but we’ve all suffered from dry, tasteless white meat that must be smothered in gravy to be palatable.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.

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Keeping Your Flock Away from Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
October 6, 2022 · · Coops

Predators are in all parts of the world, and there is quite a list of potential danger coming from both above and below. So what can you do to protect your birds when such predators are constantly lurking?

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
October 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a haircut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens are pretty well equipped to take care of their own trims.

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Former Convicts find Hope for the Future in Chicken Keeping
October 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites At Southwell Hostel in Nottinghamshire, England, an ‘Enabling Environment’ project is underway to give ex-convicts who’ve recently left prison confidence, responsibility, and focus as they transition to …

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great shape.

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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