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What is Tempera Paint? How Eggs Shaped Art History
October 19, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

What came first, the chicken portrait or the egg paint? What is tempera paint and how did it illuminate a colorful history through art and architecture? Tinúviel Sampson sits before …

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

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, right? Well, not …

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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How to Raise the Towering Malay Chicken
September 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This spring a YouTube video went viral featuring a giant chicken. It was so popular the video made it on the late-night talk shows. The video featured Brahma chickens. While …

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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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An Interesting Fact About Chickens: They Can Walk Like Dinosaurs

Research that makes people laugh, then think. That is the premise of the Ig Nobel awards that have been held annually at Harvard University for the last 25 years and …

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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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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” This is …

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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

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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