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Are Guinea Hens the Worst Moms of All?

By Jeannette Ferguson – Guinea Fowl Breeders Association Do guinea hens really make bad moms? Is there really a concern? What exactly is the problem with guinea hen moms, and why do …

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Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

It’s the holidays and cranberries are everywhere. Can chickens eat cranberries? Yes. They make a great treat by themselves or mixed in other recipes. Chickens do fairly well in the …

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Lessons From a Neverending Battle Against Bumblefoot in Chickens

By Brittany Thompson, Georgia As long as I have been raising poultry, one of the most common problems I experience is bumblefoot in chickens. Here is what I have learned… Lesson …

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How to Transport Chickens Safely and Easily
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our recent move 900 miles north from Virginia to Maine necessitated me figuring out how to transport chickens safely and easily. I had never before so much as brought a …

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Chicken Frostbite — Treatment & Prevention
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Many areas have been hit with a deep cold already this season, with temperatures below zero and wind chills much colder. It takes about 10 minutes in below freezing temperatures …

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Good Pigeon Loft Design Can Help Your Pigeons Stay Healthy
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Pigeons are adaptable, hardy, and agile. And although the types of pigeons range in size and function, all pigeons have similar husbandry requirements. Knowing what to feed pigeons and the …

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Facts About Ducks: How Much Does a Duck Need?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Facts about ducks and duck information, in general, can be difficult to find online because backyard ducks aren’t nearly as popular (yet) as backyard chickens, but I am hoping to …

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, but also the …

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste richer. …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
March 14, 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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