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To Buy or Not to Buy

Examining consumer decision-making factors on specialty poultry meat purchases  

Chicken Scratch

Two Paths to Organic, Farm Fre...

How you transition to organic production depends on whether you are producing eggs for your family or for sale.   Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starting with chicks... READ MORE

Poultry Today

Are You Considering Your Sourc...

As another spring quickly approaches, and thousands of newcomers embark on keeping backyard chickens, I once again have to emphasize the importance of where you get your information. You have to ask y... READ MORE

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Poultry Today

A Chicken Coop Primer

For some people the thought of designing their own coop is another highlight along the path of poultry possession.  This article is meant to be your primer, or guide, to making good decisions when bui... READ MORE

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Clean Water: An Important and Of...

“Chickens are just like you and me except they’re chickens.”  That line from Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts” bit in the mid-90’s is especially true when talking about water (aka chickens need ac... READ MORE

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Excellent Eggs

Marans and Their Dark Brown Eggs

While I know there is no difference between white and brown eggs other than the color of the shells, I will confess to having a strong preference to brown shells, especially those that are dark and ri... READ MORE

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Poultry Today

Not Again

Once again, the backyard poultry movement finds itself linked to a Salmonella outbreak. This time, however, it’s the largest in history due to the number of confirmed cases, (over 700) and the eight s... READ MORE

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Processing Poultry Safely

The Tango Between dietary calcium and phosphorus in laying hens In order to execute the tango you need two partners who work in an intricate, coordinated fashion. Such is the life of calcium and phosp... READ MORE

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Egg-Bound Chickens - How to iden...

Egg binding, or having a retained egg, describes a situation where an egg is physically stuck inside the hen. When hens are “in lay” they should lay an egg approximately every 25 hours. (Note: hens wi... READ MORE

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