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How to Raise Free Range Chickens
January 2, 2020 · · Chickens 101

In the discussion of raising chickens, there have been two traditional schools of thought. The first is total free range. Usually, an evening feeding of grain or other treat is used to lure the flock back to the chicken coop for roosting.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas — Chickens Edition!

Add to Favorites With apologies to Clement C. Moore. The following should prove to all the children out there that Santa visits good chickens, too. I’ve changed some of the …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
November 26, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Jeannette Ferguson, Guinea Fowl Breeders Association (GFBA) President Photographs by members of the GFBA Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
November 25, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are …

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured …

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 …

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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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