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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 21, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to …

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
August 13, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 · · Coops

Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your chickens may face, …

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How to Guard Your Backyard Flock with Domestic Geese Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Our backyard flocks quickly find their way into our hearts. I can remember clearly the first time I lost my Cayuga duck, Marigold, to a hawk attack. Despite our efforts …

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner,Poultry 101

Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste richer. …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival

By Jeannette Ferguson, Guinea Fowl Breeders Association (GFBA) President Photographs by members of the GFBA Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that …

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

By Jeannette S. Ferguson – Moving to a home with some land in the country has its advantages. It is quieter, peaceful, no fumes from cars, buses or trucks, no smog, …

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

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 that leads one …

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines …

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