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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness …

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6 Celebrities Who Keep Chickens as Pets
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Keeping chickens as pets is growing increasingly popular, and I bet you can think of one or two celebrities who keep a flock in their backyard, just …

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – It is time to begin preparations for breeding and collecting eggs for hatching. Anyone can have great success in learning how to hatch …

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Raising Peafowl in a Northern Climate – February/March 2019 Photo Essay

Add to Favorites By Larry FiskeChapel View Farm and Stable, West Bend, Wisconsin Photos by Alex DeFleron and Reinhold Bauer For many years after, I only raised traditional blue and …

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Adding Swans to Your Homestead

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger Often associated with legendary beauty and elegance, swans have been subjects of folk lore, written stories, dance and theatrical performances, throughout recorded history. Have you ever thought, “I would love to own a pair of those beautiful …

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Buying and Saving with Friends — End-of-Day Hatchery Specials

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Buying leftover, bargain-chick assortments from your favorite chicken hatchery is one of the most fun-filled adventures that any poultry keeper or group of …

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Peace, Love, and Pigeons

Add to Favorites Releasing white homing pigeons will surely add majesty to a wedding or enlightened spirituality to a memorial service. Throughout time, birds have been used in ceremonies and …

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Pigeons Strike a Pose

Add to Favorites Bret Hartman has photographed everyone from comedian Will Ferrell to legendary actor Dustin Hoffman, so we challenged him with a new assignment: pigeons. He captured these stunning …

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Get to Know Geese

Add to Favorites By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine — If you are a backyard farmer considering poultry but think that geese are disruptive and overly aggressive, think again. While it is true …

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
March 1, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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