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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

By Christine Henrichs – No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience …

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Brahma Chicken: July Breed of the Month

Breed: Brahma chicken Origin: Often described as “The King of Chickens,” the Brahma chicken breed was developed in America from very large fowl imported from China. According to the Livestock Conservancy, …

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
June 13, 2019 . · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you? Each breed has its own average …

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A No Crow Collar Reduces Rooster Crowing Volume
June 10, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Some people love to hear a rooster crowing. Others complain so vociferously you’d think they were talking about a barking dog. The former are usually backyard chicken keepers, the latter …

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

By Carolyn Evans-Dean – If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They …

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Duck Eggs Vs. Chicken Eggs
April 26, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Today I want to compare duck eggs vs. chicken eggs. How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg? How do duck eggs taste? Are duck eggs …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Keeping brooders at optimal temperatures helps babies stay healthy. But when can chicks go outside? Hens will let offspring spend longer moments outside, as babies age. Wings develop and tufts …

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Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made …

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Meet the English Pouter Pigeon
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

There are several breeds and types of pigeons, but if there were ever a supermodel pigeon, the English Pouter would be stomping down the runway during fashion week. Homing pigeons, …

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