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Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated and Washed?
August 8, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Do eggs need to be refrigerated and washed? If you keep backyard chickens, the washing and storage of eggs are the two most controversial egg-related topics among avid owners of …

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
August 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Recognized as a Master Breeder of Old Dutch Capuchines and Bavarian Pouters, Layne Gardner has had the good fortune of traveling the world photographing various types of pigeons. In her …

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

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 Paris or 100 …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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Guide to Domestic Goose Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Most domestic goose breeds have been developed primarily to raise for meat, although some are bred with emphasis on ornamental attributes, such as curly feathers or head tufts. The main …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – 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 …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

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 pounds in weight, …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional gifts: …

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More Continental Poultry Breeds

In this part 4 on the Preserved Breeds of Lille Museum of Natural History, we cover more of the Continental breeds. Combattant du Nord The Combattant du Nord (Northern Fighter) …

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Continental Birds

By Stuart Sutton, England Our series on the Preserved Breeds of Lille Museum, part 3, concentrates on a few Continental birds. They are: Hamburg The origin of the Hamburg, is …

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