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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 8, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and …

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How To Get NPIP Certified
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some of us even …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient fashion. It may …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that might be your …

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A Guide to Getting New Chicks

Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do some planning and …

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Where to Buy Baby Chicks

A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  After figuring out which chicken breeds will best suit your family or farm, you …

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness and anxiety with …

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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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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

By Jono Miller – Can I keep chickens in my area? Across the country chicken lovers are fighting for the right to keep a few backyard chickens. The City of …

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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at home and are …

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