poultry-show

The Veterinary Feed Directive – One Year Later
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

A year ago, 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 in mind if you …

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

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 big differences is …

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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new …

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How to Transport Chickens Safely and Easily
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our recent move 900 miles north from Virginia to Maine necessitated me figuring out how to transport chickens safely and easily. I had never before so much as brought a …

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

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 adding these unique …

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Disqualifications in Show-Quality Chickens
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 sure to read …

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How to Breed Chickens for Show and Fun
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

How do you breed chickens? Chickens will do that all on their own, but for those of us who want a little creative control over the process, there are more …

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Picking Show Chicken Breeds For Beginners
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails and wings are …

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The Brabançonne Chicken

By Stuart Sutton, United Kingdom The Brabançonne breed is unusual in that its name is also the name of the Belgian National anthem. Furthermore, it is also known colloquially as the Houpette …

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