pecking-order

Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Guard Your Backyard Flock with Domestic Geese Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites 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. …

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15 Tips for Adding Royal Palm Turkeys to Your Flock
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites We have considered adding turkeys to our backyard flock for a while now. While researching turkey breeds, we decided if we ever did get turkeys, we wanted …

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

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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The Origins of Chicken Domestication
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Out of the 9,000 or 10,000 bird species on this planet, have you ever wondered why chickens were chosen to be our source of food, eggs, entertainment, …

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Baby Chick Brooder Ideas
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites From our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!Once you’ve selected your chicken breeds and figured out where to buy baby chicks, …

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Speckled Sussex Chicken: A Favorite Backyard Breed
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I guess every chicken keeper has a favorite backyard chicken breed. While visiting our farm, a young homesteader asked me which of the breeds I currently have do …

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What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without a box full of baby chicks

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Learn to Speak Goose

Add to Favorites Most people can readily identify the call of a goose. But did you know that geese have so much more to say than just their proverbial honk? …

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