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Backyard Chickens for City Coops

Delaware from Kathy Bonham.

Choose the Right Backyard Chickens The city has many challenges for keeping backyard chickens. Noise, space, time, and lifestyles are but a few factors to take into account for keeping backyard chickens. Chickens come in many breeds, some more suited for backyard chickens than others. Chickens come in all kinds …

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Quail Keeping Primer

Coturnix quail eggs

Quail Keeping Primer Keeping quail is gaining popularity with the permaculture movement.  Keeping food animals was popular during both World Wars as resources were limited.  Rabbits, pigeons, and quail were raised to supplement meat and make use of waste.  Saving resources was a big issue then, and it should also …

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Keep Your Bedding Dry to Reduce Odor

Chicken on wet ground

Keep Your Bedding Dry Several large flies swarm around Esther’s face as she walks us to her backyard chicken coop.  Turning to us, one lands in the corner of her eye and she brushes it away.  Her yard looks clean and tidy but the wet bedding and swarms of flies …

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Green Roof for the Coop?

Green roof for chicken coop?

Green Roof Ideas for Your Coop Previously I’d talked about seeing the double shed roof in areas that get hot, particularly in the American South and Southwest. The purpose of them is to act in a way that draws heat out between the two layers by using rising heat to …

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You Won’t Believe This Chickens Talent

Chicken learning a task

I played Tic Tac Toe with a chicken, and lost. Several times. We were traveling through Cherokee, North Carolina as a kid and stopped somewhere to take a break. Of course tourist attractions were everywhere but how’s a 10 year old kid supposed to resist playing Tic Tac Toe with …

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Why are Some Chickens Skin and Fat Yellow?

Why is chicken skin yellow

Yellow Chicken Skin and Fat Color Affects Our Sensories Color plays an important part in determining what foods we find enticing and delectable to our appetite.  Our sensories can affect how healthy we see foods also.  Chicken with yellow skin is often seen as a sign of healthy food and good quality …

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KFC Gives Away Scented Sunscreen

KFC Fried Chicken Scented Sunscreen

Kentucky Fried Chicken gave away 3000 bottles of, get this, FRIED CHICKEN SCENTED Sunscreen.  Now you can do your coop errands out in the sun if need be and be protected from the sun.  All while smelling like fried chicken.  Perhaps the flock will take notice of the crispy fried …

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Sex in the Biddy

It’s long been said that a chick has a 50/50 chance of being a cockerel or a pullet.  Most normal hatches are close to 50 percent one way or the other.  Murphy’s Law says that whatever sex you are trying for will be the lowest percentage though.  There’s not a …

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