raising-chickens

The History of Rhode Island Red Chickens

Rhode Island Red chickens are striking birds with the contrast between the dark red body color, black tail with a “beetle green” sheen and the bright red comb and wattles. Their length of body, flat back and “brick” shape is both distinctive and attractive.

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Get to Know the Cream Legbar: A Beautiful Blue Egg Layer

In the past few years, a number of new and exciting chicken breeds have been imported into America, but none more than the Cream Legbar chicken has captured the imagination of America’s poultry hobbyists.

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
July 25, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
July 25, 2021 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and run for years, my answer is always yes, but I do have a few cautions if you’re considering a mixed flock.

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Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock?
July 14, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Can you predator proof your flock? Of course, the answer is yes and no. As with most all other issues in life, the question of protecting chickens …

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10 True Facts About Ducks
July 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Over the last few years, keeping backyard chickens has become all the rage. Whether it’s wanting to know where their food is coming from, a desire to be more self-sufficient or merely wanting to go back to the basics, chicken coops are popping up in suburban backyards of families all across the country.

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.

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How I Break A Broody Chicken

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Robert Korcz Breaking a broody chicken can be a daunting task and I am told sometimes an impossible one. I do not profess …

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Can Chickens Eat Watermelon? Yes. Watermelon Soup with Mint Hits the Spot
June 22, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Can chickens eat watermelon? Yes. They love it! You can feed it to them directly by cutting open the melon and letting them feast. Or you can get fancy.

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What Does it Mean When a Chicken Lays a Lash Egg?
June 17, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Ever heard of a lash egg? Odds are you probably haven’t. It can be a one-time occurrence or it can be an uncommon symptom of an illness …

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