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One Rooster Too Many?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Some chicken keepers have more than one rooster by design, others by accident. If you hatch your own chicks, or you purchase straight-run chicks from a hatchery, at least half of …

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The Long Line of Brown Leghorns

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia – When we first get into poultry, discovering all these breeds is a great pleasure. For many of us, that joy turns into …

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites As the year of the rooster winds down, let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties …

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All About the Faverolles Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Faverolles chicken Origin: The Faverolles is a composite breed originating from crosses of Houdans, Dorkings, and Asiatics. The Faverolle chicken breed takes its …

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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their …

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Top 10 Questions and Answers About Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Byron Parker – It’s getting easier for people outside the backyard poultry community to understand why so many of us choose to dedicate a portion of …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Free! Five baby chicks with each feed purchase! The deal is tempting and new chicken owners rush to the feed stores for free chick days. Here’s what …

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Showing Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few …

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.

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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your …

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