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Can Chickens Make You Sick?

Backyard chicken keeping is at an all-time high. Chickens are really the easiest livestock to add to your homestead – they are the gateway livestock. But should you be worried about chickens getting you sick?

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Court’s In Session, How To Become A Licensed Poultry Judge

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida To become an APA-licensed poultry judge, you will need to have been   member of APA for three consecutive years, ideally raising poultry during that time. …

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What Roosters Are Crowing About

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan Some days it sounds like The View is being recorded in my henhouse with all of the clucking that goes on. At other times …

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Local Students Connect With Farm Life by Adopting Chickens

Add to Favorites By Quinn Eurich, Connecticut The barn is a sturdy 135 years old, the bales of hay are from the previous year, and the families sitting on or …

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Raising Chicks From Mail Order Sources
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Raising chicks from mail order sources is different from setting your own hens. You have to provide for all of their basic needs. Of course there’s an …

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Tips for Helping Your Poultry Flock Through A Spring Feather Molt

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Conventional chicken keeping wisdom dictates that annual molting occurs at the end of summer or the early fall, when daylight hours shorten and temperatures …

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All About Orpington Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Orpington chicken Origin: 1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross. The Buff and White varieties were used to make …

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Why Keeping Geese on the Farm is Beneficial

Add to Favorites More and more homesteads across the United States are incorporating geese into their backyard flocks. It’s no wonder keeping geese on the farm is a strategy that …

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Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds …

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It’s HOT Out There!

Add to Favorites By Dave Anderson President of American Poultry Association As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat …

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