heritage

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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Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. Here are some …

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance farmers standpoint. This …

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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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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider adding these unique …

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Narragansett Turkey: November Breed of the Month
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Breed of the Month: Narragansett Turkey Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s from crosses of domestic turkeys brought from Europe and Eastern wild turkeys. “Improved and …

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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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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

We are going to add raising geese to our poultry qualifications this spring. We have had most of the other poultry here, including chickens, guinea hens, ducks and turkeys. So …

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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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