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Wild Chickens in Hawaii, California and the Florida Keys
September 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

Add to Favorites 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, …

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites “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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Fences: Keeping Chickens In & Predators Out
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Way back when I was ready to purchase my first house, high on my list of must-haves was a place to raise chickens. To make sure the …

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Building a Portable Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites I have wanted chickens for a long time, not only for the eggs and meat, but to help control the bugs that get into the gardens (not to …

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