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Which Duck Breed is Best for Y...

As a lifelong duck breeder, I’ve learned a thing or two about different duck breeds, so let me offer some pointers to chicken-keepers when choosing a breed. 

The Back Story

Mr. President, If You Please

A Letter of Introduction from Mark Podgwaite, American Poultry Association President

Plain Talk

Picking the Best Breed for You

Are you ready to take the plunge and get your own flock of chickens? Choosing the right breed is a critical part of the decision to raise chickens. The right breed will flourish in your regional clima... READ MORE

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Real Reviews

Yardbird Chicken Plucker

 By Lisa Pedro  When I heard the familiar sound of the UPS truck, I grabbed my four-wheeled cart and headed for the gate. The driver pulled down a large box that weighed almost 90 pounds and then load... READ MORE

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Chicken Scratch

Bedding for Your Chickens

Are you using the right materials? By Brigid McCrea, PhD There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding bedding for small flocks. First of all, let’s define litter vs. bedding, as the ter... READ MORE

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Chicken Scratch

Two paths to organic farm fresh ...

Transitioning process depends on if you are producing eggs for your family or for resale.   Shoreview, Minn. [March 23, 2017] – Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starti... READ MORE

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Contests and Quizzes

Take the Chicken Quiz

The Chicken Quiz is a great way for any backyard chicken enthusiast to put their knowledge about chickens to the test. Great for all ages, this brief, 10 question quiz will help you understand what yo... READ MORE

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Springtime by the Numbers

From coops to schools to books, lots of activity going on.

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Plain Talk

Picking the Best Breed for You

Are you ready to take the plunge and get your own flock of chickens? Choosing the right breed is a critical part of the decision to raise chickens. The right breed will flourish in your regional clima... READ MORE

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