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Ducks in The Vineyard
May 22, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This vineyard is distinct because it utilizes 1,600 Indian runner ducks as pest control. Yes, I did fly halfway around the world to come face-to-beak with hundreds of ducks.

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
May 16, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a hair cut, shave, and nail …

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5 Quail Species to Raise
May 11, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger scale …

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Toxins in the Environment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Poisoning is relatively unusual in backyard poultry, especially if you use common sense in keeping your flock away from pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicide-treated seed (intended for planting), …

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A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, …

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

Add to Favorites By Jeannette S. Ferguson – Moving to a home with some land in the country has its advantages. It is quieter, peaceful, no fumes from cars, buses or …

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out …

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

Add to Favorites By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many …

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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

Add to Favorites By Jodi Helmer – Robert Litt makes sure the six hens foraging, roosting, and scratching in the backyard coop and run of his Portland, Oregon home are never …

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