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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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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back to our rural …

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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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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end up …

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A Guide to Getting New Chicks

Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do some planning and …

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are still purebred!  The …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails and wings are …

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Chicken Myths, Busted

By Robert Pekel, Arkansas The demand for fresh, nourishing food free of chemicals is accelerating. Small backyard chicken flocks are a clean, healthy source of eggs and meat. Many cities …

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Although it’s easier to keep chickens warm vs. cool, it’s important to choose the correct breed for your location, whether that be a cold-hardy chicken or a heat-tolerant chicken breed. …

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