heritage-chicken-breeds

A Hard Lesson Learned in Caring For Baby Chicks
July 15, 2019 . · Chickens 101

We learned a painful lesson in caring for baby chicks, and I’m hesitant to tell this, because I know some will condemn me. They’ll call me irresponsible, a bad parent. The …

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4 Lessons Learned Raising Meat Chickens
July 14, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

I knew this already; I grew up on a farm. I’ve seen Food, Inc. and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I know the difference between raising egg layers, dual-purpose chickens, and …

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16 Fascinating Egg Facts
July 5, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

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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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

By William Morrow – Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 …

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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to …

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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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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Poultry
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage chicken breeds from extinction. Modern times and consumerism have altered …

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

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 still purebred!  The …

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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

What’s the Best Breed for 4-H Chicken Showmanship? Poultry is one of the most popular projects in 4-H and I often get asked how to choose the best show chickens. …

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