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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds
July 4, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right in front of …

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Brahma Chicken: July Breed of the Month

Breed: Brahma chicken Origin: Often described as “The King of Chickens,” the Brahma chicken breed was developed in America from very large fowl imported from China. According to the Livestock Conservancy, …

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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Molting is a natural process that usually takes place in fall when birds replace old feathers with new plumage. For adult molting chickens, timing is especially important because feathers equal warmth. …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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Serama Chickens: Good Things In Small Packages

Serama (Sir-Rom-Ah) chickens were first imported to North America in the fall of 2000. Jerry Schexnayder (www.JerrysSeramas.com) of Louisiana brought in a total of 135 adult birds, the flock consisting …

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like that is such …

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Common Poultry Abbreviations
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

From the day I first started keeping chickens I’ve constantly run across abbreviations used by other poultry keepers that “everybody else” seems to know. Poultry shows are particularly fond of …

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

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 white peafowl, and …

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2017
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Mystery Chicken Do you know what kind of chicken that is is on page nine of the April/May issue of Backyard Poultry magazine? Norma Grainger ************************ It looks like the …

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Ask the Expert — Spring e-edition 2017
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Picky Chickens Any suggestions on how to get picky chickens to eat anything other than fresh fruit and scratch grain? They will sometimes eat a LITTLE “all flock” crumbles. They …

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