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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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The Right Stuff!
March 29, 2021 · · Coops

Poultry equipment comes in many different sizes and styles, but what do you really need for your flock? Since backyard chickens became popular again, all sorts of products have surfaced in feed stores.

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is part of our history in your poultry operation gives your flock a role in historic preservation and genetic diversity.

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The Economics of Egg Farming

When I started egg farming, I kept track of my costs. The numbers surprised me. Turning a profit leaves a lot of factors to consider.

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Ducks in The Vineyard
May 22, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This vineyard is distinct because it utilizes 1,600 Indian runner ducks as pest control. Yes, I did fly halfway around the world to come face-to-beak with hundreds of ducks.

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Can Chickens Make You Sick?

Backyard chicken keeping is at an all-time high. Chickens are really the easiest livestock to add to your homestead – they are the gateway livestock. But should you be worried about chickens getting you sick?

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A Storybook Life of a Polish Chicken

Add to Favorites By Tamara Staples, New York — Jan Brett is an author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books. Each book, with its intricate illustrations and colorful stories about …

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How to Find the Best Caretaker for Your Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It takes a village to go on vacation. Especially if you have a garden, livestock or chickens. Automatic waterers and over-sized feeders prevent problems but they can’t …

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Plant a Chicken-Themed Garden
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Artwork by Bethany Caskey Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A city slicker moves to the country and decides to raise chickens. He goes to the local …

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2017
August 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Mystery Chicken Do you know what kind of chicken that is is on page nine of the April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine? — Norma Grainger …

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