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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
May 21, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – It’s the time of year again to buy feed for the new chicks you’ve just purchased. You’re walking down the feed aisle …

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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
May 19, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Claw Trimming A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow. …

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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
May 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are new to poultry farming or you already have years of experience under your belt, you have probably at some point come across a poultry …

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5 Quail Species to Raise
May 11, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger scale …

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

Add to Favorites By Carolyn Evans-Dean – If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for …

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers. One of the …

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An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When you first get a flock of backyard chickens, it’s natural to wonder just what to feed chickens. You grab a bag of starter feed, but what …

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Your Options For Chicken Mite Treatment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Before starting a chicken mite treatment it’s important to know if your flock has mites. So the first step is to perform a Chicken Health Exam. From there, …

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at …

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