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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

Add to Favorites By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial …

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Heroic Pigeons in World War II

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – Pigeons aren’t everyone’s favorite bird. Some people consider them to be pests or even vermin, but for others, pigeons are amazing creatures. Homing …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

Add to Favorites  Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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Beautiful Bantams: Black Cochins and Silver Spangled Hamburgs

Add to Favorites By Grace McCain, Oklahoma The comparison of Silver Spangled Hamburgs and Black Cochins is proof that there is variety in the world of bantam chicken breeds, and …

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Ducks in The Vineyard
May 22, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This vineyard is distinct because it utilizes 1,600 Indian runner ducks as pest control. Yes, I did fly halfway around the world to come face-to-beak with hundreds of ducks.

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
May 16, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a hair cut, shave, and nail …

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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 Heavy Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Geese, long ago domesticated and a companion to human agriculture, are losing ground. Backyard chickens are popular and easy to keep, but breeding full-size …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – This article will explore medium goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association. The five recognized medium goose breeds range from 13 to 17 …

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