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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your …

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Buk-buk-buk! What Do Those Chicken Noises Mean?
June 3, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken noises comprise a language that poultry use to express their emotions and their intentions, as well as warning of different types of danger. Read how to understand their calls better.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Add to Favorites By William Morrow – Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of …

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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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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Chicken Mites & Northern Fowl Mites: Controlling Infestations

Add to Favorites By Laura E. John – The goal of most poultry flock owners is to reap all of the benefits from their investments of time, money and labor. …

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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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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
May 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are new to poultry farming or you already have years of experience under your belt, you have probably at some point come across a poultry …

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How a Broody Hen Hatches Chicks

Add to Favorites Modern breeding has pretty much eliminated broodiness in most large fowl breeds, although there still may be one or two within a flock that have retained those …

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Raising an Indoor Pet Chicken

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas – We never had any intentions of raising an indoor pet chicken, but it’s funny how life goes sometimes. Our indoor pet chicken experience …

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