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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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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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Raising Peafowl in a Northern Climate – February/March 2019 Photo Essay

Add to Favorites By Larry FiskeChapel View Farm and Stable, West Bend, Wisconsin Photos by Alex DeFleron and Reinhold Bauer For many years after, I only raised traditional blue and …

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From Backyards to Factory Farms: The Evolution of Poultry Farming in America
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “The evolution of the chicken industry over the past century has simply been an extraordinary demonstration of the power of science to transform our daily lives,” says …

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Using Comfrey Salve for Injured Poultry
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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10 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You’re on Vacation

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – Owning chickens brings many rewards: the satisfaction of caring for animals, the bonding it creates among our families, and of course, the eggs …

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Recipes: Time for Pi(e) — Chicken Potpie & Chicken/Spinach Pie

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota Yes, it’s that time of the year again, time to get your nerd on and celebrate National Pi Day! This …

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Cooking With Every Part of a Chicken

Add to Favorites Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota “Waste not want not” is the new mantra for today’s trend-setters. Food waste is a hot topic and progressive chefs …

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8 Best Hacks For Awesome Grilled Poultry

While burgers and dogs are considered All-American, at any given cookout about 86% of people are actually grilling some kind of bird, 77% of which are grilled chicken breasts. One of the reasons for chicken’s popularity is that the delicate meat works well as a blank canvas for a wide range of creative sauces and seasonings.

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A Braised Duck Recipe: Perfect for a Gathering

Add to Favorites If you’re looking for a spectacular dish to serve this holiday season, consider duck. Duck meat is recognized as one of the most richly flavored of the …

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