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All About Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard
September 29, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, …

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

Add to Favorites By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San …

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

Add to Favorites By Dr. Charles R.H. Everett For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that …

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

Add to Favorites By Christine Henrichs – No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues …

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods …

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, …

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help …

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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is …

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