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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
September 4, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Pigeons are remarkable for so many reasons. A true cosmopolitan, long after humans have left this earth, only cockroaches, rats, and pigeons will remain. Humans and pigeons …

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
August 23, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Do Ducks Eat?

Add to Favorites The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, …

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

Add to Favorites By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and …

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Unique Among Chickens
June 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Every chicken breed has a unique set of attributes, but a few breeds have the distinction of being the only one of its kind. Without further ado, …

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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How to Transport Chickens Safely and Easily
June 4, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Our recent move 900 miles north from Virginia to Maine necessitated me figuring out how to transport chickens safely and easily. I had never before so much …

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