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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
February 8, 2020 · · 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 feelings about.

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How to Tame Aggressive Rooster Behavior
April 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites If you have a rooster, chances are you’ve been spurred or chased. Some breeds are more prone to aggressive rooster behavior than others. I’ve never had a …

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Can Chickens Eat Corn Cob? Yes!

Add to Favorites JFA Speckled Sussex with Corn Cob Treat Leftover corn cobs from Halloween and Thanksgiving don’t need to be thrown away. You may wonder can chickens eat corn …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at …

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that …

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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What’s the Best Breed for 4-H Chicken Showmanship? Poultry is one of the most popular projects in 4-H and I often get asked how to choose the …

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

If you’re in the business of selling eggs, it’s important to have the best chickens for eggs. Whether they’re green, brown or white, those eggs are the commodity you’re selling so they’ve got to be top-notch and plentiful.

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Black Australorp Breed Profile
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The Black Australorp is one of the heritage chicken breeds we choose to keep. I have found heritage chicken breeds to be hardier than standard breeds. It’s …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chickens — A Top Backyard Choice
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This popular breed was developed in the late 1800s. The breed was named after the Wendat Tribe. Although no breeding records of their development have been found, the Dark Brahma is thought to be a part of the formula. With eighteen color patterns recognized, there is a pattern for everyone’s preference. I have both Silver Laced and Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens in my flock. Some of the color patterns listed in the breed books are rather rare.

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