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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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DIY Pole Barn to Chicken Coop Conversion
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

We didn’t plan to have chickens, it just happened. Here’s how we pulled off our pole barn to chicken coop conversion.

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan.

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow it down to some of the most common and unique ones.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
November 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Want to raise pigeons? Here are some pigeon facts and a bit of history to get your started.

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Top 10 Duck Keeping Questions Answered
November 3, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Here are 10 duck keeping questions that both novices and experts often have.

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
August 30, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising quail is easy, and since they are less than half the size of chickens, they do not take much space, time, or resources.

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Raising Geese for Meat: A Home-Grown Holiday Goose
August 23, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Raising geese for meat is the primary purpose for most goose breeds, although some are bred with an emphasis on other attributes as well.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
August 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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