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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
July 22, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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All About Araucana Chickens

The Araucana chicken has some bizarre features; they are rumpless and have ear tufts. Oh yes, and they lay blue eggs. These rumpless birds are missing more than just tail feathers; they are missing the entire coccyx.

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
April 13, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color.

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Raising an Indoor Pet Chicken

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas – We never had any intentions of raising an indoor pet chicken, but it’s funny how life goes sometimes. Our indoor pet chicken experience …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Vocabulary List Built Just for Chicken Owners
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites My substitution for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and Harper’s magazines were always easy: Strombergs, Murray McMurray Hatchery and Holderread Waterfowl. These magazines would keep me occupied for not …

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had …

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10 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You’re on Vacation

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – Owning chickens brings many rewards: the satisfaction of caring for animals, the bonding it creates among our families, and of course, the eggs …

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Why Hens Lay Weird Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Weird eggs are all part and parcel of owning chickens, but which egg oddities should cause concern, and which are incidental? Hens tend to pitch us a …

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