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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
August 4, 2019 . · Chickens 101

When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a beginner chicken question, …

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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new chickens directly into an established flock can be rough. How Can you be Successful Introducing New …

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

By Don Schrider – 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 …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out the window and …

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Wild Chickens in Hawaii, California and the Florida Keys
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

How did the wild chickens in Hawaii and other states become feral? A combination of accident, incident and evolution. If you want true free-range chickens, from birds that don’t live by …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

By Mel Dickinson– Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without guineas on our farm. …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the fifth gets complicated. …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

By Kenny Coogan, Florida “When we were given five or six adult chickens, we learned that we had to keep the chickens out of the garden area, so we put …

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“I can’t buy your eggs anymore,” was the astonishing announcement made by a college student who had been one of my best customers. I had to know what was going …

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well. The Sebastopol goose, for instance, has long, …

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