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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
April 11, 2020 · · Poultry 101

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 farming term that’s unfamiliar.

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes

Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it for new items.

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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 24, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
January 29, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is more than just cuteness …

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Add to Favorites By Jono Miller – Can I keep chickens in my area? Across the country chicken lovers are fighting for the right to keep a few backyard chickens. …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 8, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for …

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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Two Years Later
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites On January 1, 2017, the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. If it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’re not alone, but it’s something to keep …

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance …

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