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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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Everything Worth Knowing About Chicken Eggs
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster,” Jonathon Swift said, but the first person to eat an egg must have been even braver. Or very, very hungry. Imagine breaking open an egg, not knowing what you’ll find inside! 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
August 29, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Here’s what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.

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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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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
June 16, 2022 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, including for chicken fences.

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From Beet Dye to Pysanky: Decorating Your Own Flock’s Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Using vegetable colorants, like beet dye, is a natural way to decorate Easter eggs. Or, for more of a challenge, try pysanky or …

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
March 30, 2022 · · 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.

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How to Make Pickled Eggs and Other Great Ways to Preserve Eggs

Plan for future shortages with egg preservation methods from which to choose, including learning how to make pickled eggs.

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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Training Domestic Guinea Fowl 101

Guineas are always an adventure. So if you’re up for some farm fun and have your patience cap on, go ahead and give keeping domestic guinea fowl a try!

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