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Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

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Raising chickens can be many things: therapeutic, rewarding, fun and for beginners maybe a bit nerve wracking! There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what is right, what is not and what is just plain weird. In this definitive guide, […]

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Raising Ducks For Beginners

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Ducks are one of the least expensive and easiest to keep poultry birds as either a backyard egg layer or farm pet. Unlike roosters, drakes (mature male ducks) neither become aggressive or loud – a definite plus if you are keeping ducks in a non-rural setting.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to […]

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Raising Ducks Vs Chickens

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Raising ducks or raising chickens is becoming a far more frequently asked question. Backyard chicken keeping has been popular for many years as more folks became engaged in homesteading in small urban and suburban settings, as well as the more traditional larger scale rural setting. Duck keeping is garnering increased attention because the common myth […]

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5 Tips For Raising Backyard Chickens

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Have you finally decided to take the plunge into raising backyard chickens? A flock of hens can remind anyone of a simpler time – one where people got up early, leisurely tossed grain down to their birds, collected a basket of perfect eggs, and then cooked up a nice BIG omelet. YUM! Sounds ideal, right? […]

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Raising Quail For Hunting And Sport

If you love to hunt game birds, finding them in the wild can prove to be somewhat challenging. Rather than hunting wild quail, which might be better off left in the field to promote the growth of the quail population, it can be advantageous to produce your own quail for hunting, selling, or dog training.  […]

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Raising Turkeys and Chickens Together – Can You and Should You?

Poultry enthusiasts often dabble with different species of birds. One of the questions that comes up often is,  “Can I keep chickens with other kinds of poultry?” or “Can I have a mixed flock?” The short answer is YES, you can. But should you? Generally speaking, ducks, peafowl, and turkeys can certainly be kept on […]

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The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

The Basics of Raising Healthy Hens

For those of you who don’t yet raise chickens, the life of a backyard chicken keeper can seem like a strange and confusing world. It doesn’t need to be though! In this article we talk you through exactly what hens need to be healthy and good egg layers. Many folks spoil their chickens in many […]

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