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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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Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. Here are some …

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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks in the brooder …

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Can Chickens Eat Corn Cob? Yes!
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 cobs? Yes they …

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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits to keeping a …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are standard turkeys raised …

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The Emotional Gauntlet of Raising Meat Chickens & Other Livestock
March 14, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“You’re raising meat chickens? You horrible, heartless human.” It’s a constant fight, isn’t it? And there are many sides on the battlefield. Those that don’t eat meat, period. Those that …

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The Digestive System

The digestive system of a chicken has some similarities and some distinct differences to the human digestive system. In this article, we will explore this marvelous system, how it is …

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
March 13, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

I titled this article “How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” Perhaps a better title would be “How I Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces.” This is …

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