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Three Favorite Backyard Duck Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite When you picture a flock of backyard ducks, you likely picture the large, white Pekin ducks, or the smaller, active brown-colored Mallards, but there are many more duck breeds …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

Favorite By Christine Heinrichs – This article will explore medium goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association. The five recognized medium goose breeds range from 13 to 17 pounds in …

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All About Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

Favorite By Christine Heinrichs – This article covers light goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. In addition to two domestic goose breeds, the light goose breed class …

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Advancing Into the World of Pigeon Farming

Favorite by Armani Tavares There are thousands of different breeds for pigeon farming. Of course, I couldn’t go through them all in this article, so I will attempt to narrow …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Favorite By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list of traditional …

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10 Facts About Ducks: Are Ducks the New Chickens?
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite Over the last few years, keeping backyard chickens has become all the rage. Whether it’s wanting to know where their food is coming from, a desire to be more …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

Favorite By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have …

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Favorite By Kenny Coogan A few weeks into my five-and-a-half month study abroad experience near Brisbane, Australia, I visited an emu farm. Sprinkled through the precipitous landscape, these large flightless birds …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Favorite Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that might be …

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Classic American Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Favorite Just in time for Fourth of July, it’s fun to consider adding some truly American chicken breeds to your flock. These breeds are the backbone of a hardy, productive …

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