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Raising Pekin Ducks
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

We wanted a couple of small chicken coops that were portable and could house a few bantam chickens, but we had neither the time to construct them from scratch nor the desire to buy a pricey coop purpose-built for chickens.

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It’s All About the Heat!
April 11, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the …

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How Genetics Determine Duck Egg Color
April 11, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Leghorns lay white eggs and Marans lay dark brown eggs. But duck egg color doesn’t follow these specific rules. Why can some ducks, of the same breed, lay blue eggs while the others lay white?

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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 31, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
March 30, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies.

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 21, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste richer. If you’re thinking of adding a few ducks to your backyard, you’ll want to learn how to raise ducklings.

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
March 16, 2022 · · Coops

Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it for new items.

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
March 15, 2022 · · 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 homesteaders alike.

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
March 14, 2022 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to keep your birds safe from predators.

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