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Biosecurity Basics

Strategies for your flock "Everybody hates me, nobody likes me/I think I’ll go eat worms!" So goes the first line of the old bus-ride song, "Nobody Likes Me." And it echoes the way people feel about p... READ MORE

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Backyard Bird Feeders And your f...

By Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Extension Poultry Specialist and Associate Professor, Delaware State University Birds—including those in your flock—come in many different and beautiful forms. And the appreci... READ MORE

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Lights in the Winter: An Illumin...

There are many myths circulating across the internet, and through personal conversations among flock owners, about using lights in the coop during the winter.  Myth #1:  The light hurts the chickens. ... READ MORE

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Mini-Byte Topics

This is an article is designed a little differently from ones in issues past.  We are going to share with you three mini-byte topics of specific interest to you the backyard poultry owner.  Over the y... READ MORE

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Rodent Control: In and around th...

By Brigid McCrea, PhD One of the biggest complaints made by opponents of chicken keeping is that chickens attract rodents. While chickens themselves do not attract rodents, certain activities associat... READ MORE

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Chicken Digestion-A pellet’s per...

A feed pellet’s birth is quite a process. You start out in a feed mill along with millions upon millions of other pellets. You wind your way down through different parts of the mill, eventually making... READ MORE

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