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The Sebastopol Goose

Add to Favorites Story and Photos by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Sebastopol geese form a surreal and intriguing spectacle drifting across a pond or foraging around your backyard. With feathers every …

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The Duclair Duck

Add to Favorites By Stuart Sutton The Duclair duck is a cousin of the more widely known Rouen duck, both coming from Normandy, France. In fact, the geographical area of origin for the two …

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The Forest Duck

Add to Favorites By Stuart Sutton, United Kingdom For me the name “Forest duck” has always conjured up an image of an unusual, perhaps even mystical type of beast from long, long ago; however, …

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It’s Show Time! Picking the Best Birds to Show and Making Sure They Look Their Best
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be …

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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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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the …

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How to Recognize & Prevent Muscle Diseases in Poultry
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Three conditions found in the breast meat of industrially grown Cornish cross broilers are of major concern to the poultry industry, but also can be disconcerting for …

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Ask the Expert — December 2018/January 2019
January 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Washing Eggs Before Boiling How do you handle eggs if you want to hard boil them? I usually wash in 90 degree water and put them in …

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