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Hens Need Calcium – There’s No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It!

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What makes hens need calcium? A lack of calcium can lead to weakened eggshells, which means that the eggs are more likely to be broken during transport. In addition, a lack of calcium will also weaken bones and make it easier for them to break. The good news is that you don’t have to worry […]

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Best Pet Birds for Children

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If you’re trying to find the best pet birds for children, you might have a hard time making a decision. This post should clear up some of the confusion for you. When it comes to choosing a pet, there are many options. However, not all animals are suitable for children. When looking for the perfect […]

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Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

Putting together a list of our favorite rooster breeds is quite daunting! When choosing a rooster, you need to remember that their primary job is procreation and guarding the flock. Many do not enjoy being cuddled or even picked up – this is their nature, not a fault. I have never had success in importing […]

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Bantam Chickens: Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

Bantam Chickens- Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

Bantam Chickens are most suitable for small backyards where space is premium. You can easily fit two bantams into the space required by one standard bird, and since they like to fly, building up will accommodate them well. They may be small, but they are bursting with personality and happiness – of course, I may […]

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What Do Quails Eat? The Ultimate Quail Feed Guide

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Despite the quail’s fragile appearance and reputation, they are quite hardy creatures that are relatively easy to feed. They are picky eaters, but once you understand what quails eat and what they need, it all makes sense.   If you raise other types of barnyard birds, different factors should be considered when raising quails. Factors like […]

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Tricks to Teach Your Bird

Want to learn about the many tricks to teach birds? You’ve come to the right place. After all, pet birds are a joy to watch and study. Like other animals, they have their own habits and behaviors that can be fascinating to observe. You may not know this, but many birds use tools! This is […]

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Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

Black Copper Marans- Complete Breed Guide

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Marans chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays extraordinary, dark, chocolate-colored eggs. Although it has not been around that long (1900 or so), it has a fraught history with ups and downs and near extinction. The Marans breed has […]

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Sebastopol Goose: All You Need to Know

Sebastopol Goose

Curious about whether the Sebastopol goose might be the right animal for your farm or home? In this guide, we’ll give you the information you need to make a decision. The Sebastopol goose is a type of domesticated goose and is one of the most popular breeds in this category. They are known for their […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs

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The vast majority of chickens have chicken combs, but why is that? It is a very unique and important part of the chicken, as we shall learn. Scientists found the first ‘combs’ on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth). Today we will explore exactly why chickens have combs, […]

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Foods Poisonous to Birds – Is There Such a Thing?

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Believe it or not, many common foods can wreak havoc on a bird’s digestive system and are poisonous to birds. Many of us are familiar with the phrase, “Don’t feed the birds!” What we don’t know is WHY. The reason behind this warning is that many human foods can poison your feathered friends and make […]

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