genetic-diversity

Chicken Feather and Skin Development

Feathers are actually a very complex part of the bird; the development of the feathers and the feather follicles is extremely involved.

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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
August 30, 2022 · · Coops

Building a quail hutch doesn’t take any special design skills, and we easily made ours with repurposed materials.

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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Plymouth Barred Rock Chickens: The Original Heirloom Chicken Breed

Add to Favorites by Robert Blosl – Plymouth Barred Rock chickens were developed just after the Civil War with the expectation of developing a dual-purpose fowl that had a good …

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Organic Poultry Production in India

Add to Favorites By T. Sasidhar, K. Mani, R. Amutha, K. Rajendran and T. Vasanthakumar Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2015

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more!
Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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