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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 24, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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All About Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – This article covers light goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. In addition to two domestic goose breeds, the light goose …

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A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
September 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise …

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard
September 29, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

Add to Favorites  Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side …

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5 Summer Vacation Tips for Backyard Chicken Keepers
June 9, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Going on a family vacation isn’t impossible when you raise backyard chickens, but it does require some careful pre-planning to ensure your flock stays safe, healthy and happy …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than …

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Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you recognize chicken ailments before it’s too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on …

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

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