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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
September 21, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to …

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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Wild Chickens in Hawaii, California and the Florida Keys
September 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101

How did the wild chickens in Hawaii and other states become feral? A combination of accident, incident and evolution. If you want true free-range chickens, from birds that don’t live by …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?

Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process that includes many …

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

By Christine Henrichs – No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience …

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How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
June 28, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Is keeping chickens one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does a wannabe chicken …

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Buk-buk-buk! What Do Those Chicken Noises Mean?
June 3, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken noises comprise a language that poultry use to express their emotions and their intentions, as well as warning of different types of danger. Read how to understand their calls better.

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond to changing conditions, …

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How to Trim Chicken Beaks, Claws, and Spurs
May 19, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Claw Trimming A chicken’s spurs, toenails, and beak are made of keratin, the same substance as your fingernails and toenails. And like your nails, they continually grow. Chickens evolved in …

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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
May 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Whether you are new to poultry farming or you already have years of experience under your belt, you have probably at some point come across a poultry farming term that’s …

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