raising-chickens

Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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From Backyards to Factory Farms: The Evolution of Poultry Farming in America
October 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “The evolution of the chicken industry over the past century has simply been an extraordinary demonstration of the power of science to transform our daily lives,” says …

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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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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
October 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

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 (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 11, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken.

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 11, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens around Your Family Dog

Knowing your pet is extremely important before diving into the world of chicken husbandry, along with training and safety if you decide to take the leap. Here are some things to consider when raising chickens with dogs.

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How to Make Deviled Eggs: 3 Deviled Eggs Recipes We Love

Need some ideas for how to make deviled eggs for your next party or holiday? We’ve gathered three of our favorite recipes for making deviled eggs, just for you!

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The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop
September 29, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Having grown up farming, Dennis and Dianna Westphal were no strangers to the joys of raising chickens. After 20 years or so without them, Dennis decided in the spring of 2013 …

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