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One Rooster Too Many?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Some chicken keepers have more than one rooster by design, others by accident. If you hatch your own chicks, or you purchase straight-run chicks from a hatchery, at least half of …

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Saddle Up Your Chickens!

Add to Favorites By Jill B., www.chickenarmor.com Let’s face it, information about “manufactured” food would scare anyone. With children in mind, we knew we needed to take certain measures to …

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12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites As the year of the rooster winds down, let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties …

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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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock. Let’s talk …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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