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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back …

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few …

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What Can Chickens Eat Out of the Garden?
June 6, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Recently one of my podcast listeners asked me, what can chickens eat out of the garden? He wrote: “A question that occurred to me recently is regarding garden …

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Can Chickens Eat Watermelon? Yes. Watermelon Soup with Mint Hits the Spot
May 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can chickens eat watermelon? Yes. They love it! You can feed it to them directly by cutting open the melon and letting them feast. Or you can …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
May 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of …

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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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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and …

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Toxins in the Environment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Poisoning is relatively unusual in backyard poultry, especially if you use common sense in keeping your flock away from pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicide-treated seed (intended for planting), …

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