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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

Add to Favorites by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how …

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Classic American Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Just in time for Fourth of July, it’s fun to consider adding some truly American chicken breeds to your flock. These breeds are the backbone of a …

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Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as …

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are …

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Bethel Home Helping Hens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Chickens ride a growing movement of animal therapy in care homes. These gentle, low-maintenance birds bring back memories of farms and simpler times. Kristina Reser-Jaynes watched a …

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Part Four: The Skeletal System

Add to Favorites Our bird models, Hank and Henrietta, reunite in this article on the skeletal system of the chicken. Both the male and female chicken are highly adapted for …

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Part Two: A Hen’s Reproductive System

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York Have you ever been asked, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” When I was teaching reproduction in junior high science, I would fall …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails …

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The First Two Weeks of a Chicken’s Life

Add to Favorites By Romie Holl, Wisconsin I have wanted chickens for a while now for the eggs and meat. They provide the added benefit of eating bugs and ticks …

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Dealing with Chicken Mortality

Add to Favorites By Dr. Cynthia Smith, DVM, Washington As a veterinarian, I often meet people who want their dog or cat to have a litter so that the children …

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