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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Today in the U.S., emus are a popular choice for alternative agriculture due to their minimal husbandry needs, small acreage capability, appealing characteristics and potential for becoming profitable.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
December 6, 2022 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

In urban chicken farming, bored chickens leads to undesirable behavior: Hens might pluck their feathers or peck at each other.

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow it down to some of the most common and unique ones.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
November 18, 2022 · · Coops

Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? Try this one.

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

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 our favorites. As our family farm continues to grow, we thought that perhaps adding geese to our property would be a boon for our holiday festivities.

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3 Ways to Perform an Egg Freshness Test
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

You may wonder why anyone would need to perform an egg freshness test since most people raising chickens for eggs check the nesting boxes every day.

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothes and accessories on their chickens.

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
October 13, 2022 · · Coops

While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the benefits owls have on the farm.

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Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
October 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite in the first place.

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