hatching-eggs

The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like that is such …

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. …

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16 Fascinating Egg Facts

No matter how you cook them—scrambled, poached, fried or baked—eggs are chock full of healthy nutrients. Even if you eat eggs all the time, there may be some things you don’t …

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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy

By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs …

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How a Broody Hen Hatches Chicks

Modern breeding has pretty much eliminated broodiness in most large fowl breeds, although there still may be one or two within a flock that have retained those mothering instincts. If …

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

By Carolyn Evans-Dean – If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They …

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
May 5, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Buying baby chicks from a reputable breeder or hatchery and providing them a clean, warm place to grow with 24/7 access to clean fresh water and good-quality chick starter feed …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient fashion. It may …

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Hidden Health Problems: Chicken Lice and Mites
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

It’s inevitable. Someday, no matter how careful you are or how clean you keep things, you’re going to find chicken lice, mites, or both on your birds and in your …

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Buying Spent Stock From a Poultry Breeding Farm

Doug Ottinger – Purchasing spent breeders from a poultry breeding farm and hatchery can be a promising option for backyard poultry keepers. A small flock owner may want to add …

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