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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow it down to some of the most common and unique ones.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Want to raise pigeons? Here are some pigeon facts and a bit of history to get your started.

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Use Your Eggs to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
November 17, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Homemade mayonnaise is easy to whip up and rich with flavor. Be prepared — it does require some patience to mix up slowly. Slow and steady is the key.

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
November 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms.

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
November 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.”

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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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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
October 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a haircut, shave, and nail trim, most chickens are pretty well equipped to take care of their own trims.

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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
October 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Feathers provide temperature control and protect from the elements. Learn how to help your birds grow healthy plumage.

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The Toulouse Goose

When you envision a goose, chances are that the image that appears in your head is the familiar gray shape of a Toulouse.

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Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials
August 29, 2022 · · Coops

If you want some great ideas on how to build a chicken coop using local and recycled materials, look at these great stories for inspiration.

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