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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness …

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How to Find the Best Caretaker for Your Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It takes a village to go on vacation. Especially if you have a garden, livestock or chickens. Automatic waterers and over-sized feeders prevent problems but they can’t …

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Black Australorp Breed Profile
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The Black Australorp is one of the heritage chicken breeds we choose to keep. I have found heritage chicken breeds to be hardier than standard breeds. It’s …

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is …

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How to Start Raising Chickens For Eggs
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites More and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens. Raising chickens for eggs is a great family project and an easy way to …

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Adding Swans to Your Homestead

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger Often associated with legendary beauty and elegance, swans have been subjects of folk lore, written stories, dance and theatrical performances, throughout recorded history. Have you ever thought, “I would love to own a pair of those beautiful …

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Why Keeping Geese on the Farm is Beneficial

Add to Favorites More and more homesteads across the United States are incorporating geese into their backyard flocks. It’s no wonder keeping geese on the farm is a strategy that …

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Geese Breeds: Which Breed of Goose is Right for My Goals?

Add to Favorites Geese breeds have been employed on the farm for centuries. They are kept for a myriad of reasons; lawn maintenance and weed control, meat and spring egg …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without …

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