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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

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 are not purebred …

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How to Raise the Towering Malay Chicken
September 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This spring a YouTube video went viral featuring a giant chicken. It was so popular the video made it on the late-night talk shows. The video featured Brahma chickens. While …

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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds

Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right in front of …

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Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Poultry
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage chicken breeds from extinction. Modern times and consumerism have altered …

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How to Start Raising Chickens For Eggs
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

More and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens. Raising chickens for eggs is a great family project and an easy way to be more self-sustainable. …

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds. The risk levels run …

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite …

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The History of Rhode Island Red Chickens

By Dave Anderson – 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 …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for $200 or Less
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

They call it chicken math. It’s basically the justification chicken lovers use when they buy more chicks. How many straight run chicks should you buy if you want eight laying hens? …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2016

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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