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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured …

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

Add to Favorites  Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side …

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Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. …

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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?

Add to Favorites Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits …

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Six Heritage Turkey Breeds on the Farm

Add to Favorites By Steve & Sharon Ashman – We thought you would enjoy a side-by-side comparison of the six heritage turkey breeds that we raise on our heritage turkey farm. We have …

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A Guide to Raising Turkey Poults

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – There are many reasons raising turkey poults is rewarding — not the least of which is keeping turkeys to have a few pets. Turkeys …

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter …

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The Emotional Gauntlet of Raising Meat Chickens & Other Livestock
March 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites “You’re raising meat chickens? You horrible, heartless human.” It’s a constant fight, isn’t it? And there are many sides on the battlefield. Those that don’t eat meat, …

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Can Chickens Make You Sick?

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Backyard chicken keeping is at an all-time high. Many people add hens as a part of producing their own food. The chickens can provide free …

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