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14 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

Our color theme for this article is black chicken breeds! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are, of course, several more black breeds, but they are […]

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Poultry Netting: Best Kind To Buy and How Much Do You Need?

Poultry Netting: Best Kind To Buy and How Much Do You Need?

There is a large variety of poultry netting out there. Some have quite specific uses, whilst others are more multi-purpose. Poultry netting can be expensive so we are going to review some of the cheaper options too. Our caveat to everyone though is that it is generally cheaper for good reason. Using the right sort […]

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What Are Quail Eggs Are Used For?

quail eggs

Chances are, you’ve consumed quite a few chicken eggs in your lifetime, and you’ve found yourself here because you’re interested in learning more about what quail eggs are used for.  Well, you’re in luck because quail eggs are on the menu quite often on our farm.  But let’s back up a second and clarify: quail […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

araucana chicken breed

The Araucana chickens are the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue. Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come […]

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How To Incubate Duck Eggs

incubate duck eggs

To incubate duck eggs in an incubator is more complicated than hatching chicken eggs the same way. Most incubators are designed to be used for both types of eggs. But, although it is fairly commonplace on homesteads, attempting to hatch both chicken and duck eggs simultaneously is often problematic.  While some duck breeds both lay […]

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Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying

Barnevelder Chicken

Barnevelder Chicken, or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens. That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following, and rightly so. They are low-maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks! Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds favor […]

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4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases

disease from backyard chickens

We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will take a look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation. The native Indian people admired the […]

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