pecking-order

Are Guinea Hens the Worst Moms of All?

By Jeannette Ferguson – Guinea Fowl Breeders Association Do guinea hens really make bad moms? Is there really a concern? What exactly is the problem with guinea hen moms, and why do …

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Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
April 30, 2019 . · Feed & Health

If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others. I’ve never had a problem with Chief, …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. Even the best …

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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks in the brooder …

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How Do Chickens Mate?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

“How do chickens mate?” might be a question you have when you first keep a rooster. And it might seem a bit disturbing at first if you have not witnessed …

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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you train a chicken? The short answer is yes. And while some may think this is a silly concept, it can literally be a life saver for your flock. …

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Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking order will be …

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Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you recognize chicken ailments before it’s too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on a regular basis …

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How to Guard Your Backyard Flock with Domestic Geese Breeds

Our backyard flocks quickly find their way into our hearts. I can remember clearly the first time I lost my Cayuga duck, Marigold, to a hawk attack. Despite our efforts …

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