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A Guide to Getting New Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do some planning and …

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Although it’s easier to keep chickens warm vs. cool, it’s important to choose the correct breed for your location, whether that be a cold-hardy chicken or a heat-tolerant chicken breed. …

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Selecting the Right Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one you already have, spring is …

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Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help collect eggs, refill feeders …

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A Touch of Dutch in Welsummer Chickens

By William Morrow – Welsummer chickens, or Welsumer as it is spelled in its homeland of Holland, were introduced to an international audience for the first time in 1921 at the World …

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Raising Peafowl in a Northern Climate – February/March 2019 Photo Essay

By Larry FiskeChapel View Farm and Stable, West Bend, Wisconsin Photos by Alex DeFleron and Reinhold Bauer For many years after, I only raised traditional blue and white peafowl, and …

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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy should be something …

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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and wondered if they’ve …

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A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens recognized by the …

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Coolest Coops 2018 — Blessings Chook Castle Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Joanna Blessings, Pennsylvania This charming palace is more than just a safe haven from predators, it’s a little place to call home for our backyard feathered friends! Starting out …

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