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Keeping Guinea Fowl: Reasons to Love Them or Not
February 11, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Guinea fowl undoubtedly spark more debates than any other barnyard poultry species. Some people love them, others despise them. What’s all the fuss about? Here are eight great …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
February 10, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that roost in trees. Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age.

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Barnevelder Chicken Adventures

Add to Favorites Ryan B. Walden, Wisconsin – It was the winter of 2007, I had been chickenless for several months, and the snow was deep. Cabin fever was at its peak. …

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
December 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?
August 24, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process …

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
August 23, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered …

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
August 16, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the …

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens?

What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw? And what else can keep chicken nesting boxes fresh? 

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds …

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?

Add to Favorites The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of …

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