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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

By Susie Kearley – When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a …

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Raising Chickens Brought Positive Energy to Our Lives!

By Susie Kearley Anya Lautenbach from Buckinghamshire, England, started raising chickens last year, and the whole family fell in love with the birds; they’re totally devoted to them. Her husband …

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A Storybook Life of a Polish Chicken

By Tamara Staples, New York — Jan Brett is an author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books. Each book, with its intricate illustrations and colorful stories about animals and children …

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

By Dr. Charles R.H. Everett For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that breeds of poultry …

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Serama Chickens: Good Things In Small Packages

Serama (Sir-Rom-Ah) chickens were first imported to North America in the fall of 2000. Jerry Schexnayder (www.JerrysSeramas.com) of Louisiana brought in a total of 135 adult birds, the flock consisting …

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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
February 25, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use grass clippings in …

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

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 breeds it became …

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Ask the Expert: Egg-Bound Chickens and Other Laying Issues

 I am looking for more information on what to do with an egg-bound chicken. I recently lost a good laying hen to what I am surmising was a retained egg. …

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Raising Backyard Turkeys for Meat
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Of all homestead poultry projects, raising backyard turkeys seems to appeal to the least number of people. Turkeys are amazingly stupid — from the newly hatched poults who can starve …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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