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Bethel Home Helping Hens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Chickens ride a growing movement of animal therapy in care homes. These gentle, low-maintenance birds bring back memories of farms and simpler times. Kristina Reser-Jaynes watched a …

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The Endocrine System of a Chicken

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York I hope the illustrated chicken models of Hank and Henrietta have informed you of what makes our feathered friends “tick,” as …

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Chicken Feather & Skin Development

Add to Favorites CHICKEN DNA, PART 3 This is the third in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The fourth article coming in the August-September issue will …

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Tips for Helping Your Poultry Flock Through A Spring Feather Molt

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Conventional chicken keeping wisdom dictates that annual molting occurs at the end of summer or the early fall, when daylight hours shorten and temperatures …

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The Long Line of Brown Leghorns

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia – When we first get into poultry, discovering all these breeds is a great pleasure. For many of us, that joy turns into …

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Ayam Cemani Chicken: Totally Black Inside and Out
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Ayam Cemani Chicken The Indonesian Ayam Cemani chicken, with its unrelenting darkness, is one of the world’s most fascinating chicken breeds. Its feathers are …

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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their …

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Peace, Love, and Pigeons

Add to Favorites Releasing white homing pigeons will surely add majesty to a wedding or enlightened spirituality to a memorial service. Throughout time, birds have been used in ceremonies and …

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The Toulouse Goose

Add to Favorites Story and Photos By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine When you envision a goose, chances are that the image that appears in your head is the familiar gray shape …

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The Roman Goose

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Maine Roman geese bring history and a unique appearance to the farm. Their carriage and plumage are swanlike, and their lineage …

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