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  • This article contains information on Americaunas and "Easter Egg" chickens and their varieties. Read on about the characteristics of the Americauna breed and advice on caring for these chickens.

    Ameraucana Chickens and Easter Egg Chickens

    Ameraucana Chickens and Easter Egg Chickens

    by Charlotte Gerber48

  • We all love pets, but some are more expensive and difficult to keep successfully than others. Chickens are an economical and easy alternative to the traditional pets like cats and dogs.

    Raising Chickens (the Pet That Pays for Itself)

    Raising Chickens (the Pet That Pays for Itself)

    by John Hansen100

  • This is a comprehensive guide on the silkie chicken, including information about its physical features, temperament, origins, and life cycle. I also explain how to breed, raise, and care for them.

    Silkie: A Comprehensive Guide to the Furry Chicken

    Silkie: A Comprehensive Guide to the Furry Chicken

    by Alisha Vargas46

  • How do you get your chicken coop ready for blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, or hurricanes? Don't wait until severe weather is imminent to prepare your flock for the storm.

    Preparing Your Coop for Severe Weather

    Preparing Your Coop for Severe Weather

    by L Holloway0

  • These chickens come in a variety of beautiful colors and are fun to raise. In this article, I share photos and basic information about raising them.

    Information About Crested Polish Chickens

    Information About Crested Polish Chickens

    by Alisha Vargas5

  • When owning a flock of poultry, one needs to consider what to feed them. This is a general guide to feeding poultry and picking feed that is right for your budget, needs, and availability.

    How to Properly Feed Chickens

    How to Properly Feed Chickens

    by Ava Crawford0

  • Want to house chickens in your backyard? When keeping chickens in your garden is not easy, it is time to build a hen house and a chicken run. Illustrated guide.

    How to House Chickens in Your Backyard

    How to House Chickens in Your Backyard

    by LongTimeMother30

  • Whether you raise chickens or just received a baby chick for Easter, you'll find a name in this list for every breed and personality.

    100+ Creative Names for Your Chicken

    100+ Creative Names for Your Chicken

    by Michelle Nguyen27

  • With so many breeds, it is difficult to choose the best for egg production. The type of duck you choose will depend on your needs. Let's take a look at what the different breeds have to offer.

    The Best Ducks for Laying Eggs

    The Best Ducks for Laying Eggs

    by Drake Runner5

  • Are you an aspiring backyard egg farmer? I've raised Ameraucanas and Buff Orpingtons, and I have a lot of experience to share. I've also included a chart that summarizes which chicken breeds will perform best in urban conditions.

    The Best Urban Backyard Egg-Laying Hen Breeds

    The Best Urban Backyard Egg-Laying Hen Breeds

    by India Arnold30

  • Silkie Bantam chickens are an incredibly unique breed of chicken, adorned with many fancy features. This article provides some interesting facts about the origins and characteristics of the Silkie.

    Information About the Furry Silkie Chicken

    Information About the Furry Silkie Chicken

    by Cindy Murdoch43

  • Step-by-step instructions on raising guinea keets to full-grown guineafowl. These essential tips include basic husbandry and advice on buying from hatcheries.

    How to Raise and Care for Guinea Keets

    How to Raise and Care for Guinea Keets

    by Charlotte Gerber0

  • The topic of letting chickens free-range vs. keeping them in a chicken run is frequently debated. This article will list three pros and three cons of both sides to help you figure out which option is best for your animals.

    The Pros and Cons of Letting Chickens Free-Roam

    The Pros and Cons of Letting Chickens Free-Roam

    by Jess H0

  • These docile birds are a great choice for growing your own gourmet meat, free-range style. They are mild-mannered and can be shy but are easy to tame. I have tips on sexing day-old chicks and more information on character and looks of this ancient heritage breed.

    Silver Grey Dorkings: A Beautiful, Calm Heritage Chicken Breed

    Silver Grey Dorkings: A Beautiful, Calm Heritage Chicken Breed

    by Skeffling7

  • Learn how to take care of baby ducks, or ducklings, using this step-by-step guide. From what a baby duck eats and drinks to what it needs to thrive, this guide covers everything.

    Raising Baby Ducks

    Raising Baby Ducks

    by Alan2

  • Learn the truth about chickens. Can female chickens really turn into males? Are chickens actually stupid? Are they really mean? What are chicken saddles and diapers? I'm here to tell you the truth.

    20 Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts

    20 Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts

    by Alisha Vargas19

  • This is my story of how I came to have a pet duck and how I care for it. I learned many interesting things along the way, and while the care is not easy, it is very enjoyable and rewarding.

    My Experience Having a Pet Duck

    My Experience Having a Pet Duck

    by XpectMore39

  • My family helps raise chickens as a member of a community where the work is shared and the blessings are many. We raise our chickens for the eggs, which are delicious, and we learn so much from them.

    Raising Chickens in a 21st Century Eco-Village

    Raising Chickens in a 21st Century Eco-Village

    by Karen A Szklany12

  • Chickens can be a great addition to your property because of the eggs they produce. If you don't have the desire to build a permanent home for them, there are movable options.

    How to Build a Movable Chicken Coop or Tractor

    How to Build a Movable Chicken Coop or Tractor

    by David14

  • Dealing with backyard chicken diseases is a fact of life when raising chickens. Find out a few things you can do to help remedy most chicken ailments and keep your flock healthy.

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Diseases

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Diseases

    by Hal Gall12

  • Here are some tips on what to do if your hen is injured, from someone who has been through it and was completely unprepared at the time. Learn about basic chicken first aid.

    First Aid: How to Care for an Injured Chicken

    First Aid: How to Care for an Injured Chicken

    by Kristen Haynie2

  • Keeping your chickens in confinement doesn't have to be a prison sentence. If you can't let them go free range, here's how to do it in the most healthy and humane way possible.

    A Guide to Keeping Chickens in Confinement

    A Guide to Keeping Chickens in Confinement

    by L Holloway0

  • Knowing how to properly winterize your chicken coop is important for keeping your flock healthy through the colder months of the year.

    How to Winterize a Chicken Coop

    How to Winterize a Chicken Coop

    by Helena Ricketts3

  • With backyard poultry becoming an ever-increasing trend, some chickens are bound to end up inside as "not-so-exotic" pets. But is this a good idea? Let's find out!

    Keeping Chickens in the House

    Keeping Chickens in the House

    by Ava Crawford4

  • A very easy-to-use chicken health troubleshooting chart. Chicken diseases and conditions are listed along with symptom, prevention, and treatment information.

    Chicken Diseases and Health Problems

    Chicken Diseases and Health Problems

    by India Arnold20

  • This list will help you get an idea of what threatens your flock and how to guard against predation, but it is always good to discuss the subject of predators with other chicken owners around you.

    12 Most Common Chicken Predators in the U.S.

    12 Most Common Chicken Predators in the U.S.

    by L Holloway0

  • Looking to make a chick brooder with homemade materials? If you are into do-it-yourself projects, you will love this design that my hubby came up with for our fluffy, day-old chicks.

    How to Build a Chick Brooder and Raise Happy Chicks

    How to Build a Chick Brooder and Raise Happy Chicks

    by Adrienne Farricelli8

  • Are you excited about the world of waterfowl but just don't want a regular old duck to keep up with the Joneses? Prepare to learn the reasons why you should get out there and find a Muscovy.

    10 Reasons Muscovy Ducks Make Great Pets

    10 Reasons Muscovy Ducks Make Great Pets

    by Dr Mark11

  • Domestic ducks are ducks that are cared for and/or raised by people. People typically raise ducks for pets, eggs, meat, and show. Domesticated ducks rely on people for food and shelter.

    What Is a Domestic Duck?

    What Is a Domestic Duck?

    by Drake Runner3

  • Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping, and health of pet ducks.

    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    by Nettlemere15

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