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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured …

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers …

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

Add to Favorites  Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side …

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into 11 Pieces
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites 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 …

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4 Lessons Learned Raising Meat Chickens
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites I knew this already; I grew up on a farm. I’ve seen Food, Inc. and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I know the difference between raising egg layers, …

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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy

Add to Favorites By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to …

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Chicken Mites & Northern Fowl Mites: Controlling Infestations

Add to Favorites By Laura E. John – The goal of most poultry flock owners is to reap all of the benefits from their investments of time, money and labor. …

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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
May 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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