Hobby Poultry https://www.hobbypoultry.com A Chicken in Every Yard Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:41:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i0.wp.com/www.hobbypoultry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/icobawk-01.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Hobby Poultry https://www.hobbypoultry.com 32 32 133381980 Starting Poultry With a Single Breed https://www.hobbypoultry.com/starting-poultry-with-a-single-breed/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 22:36:07 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3294 Does the art of raising chickens call to you! Is poultry what you are passionate about? Is breeding chickens what brings you joy! The best way to start raising hobby poultry is to start with a single breed and become familiar with that breed. There are certain traits that each breed should exhibit in individuals …

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Sand as a Coop Bedding: How to Keep Your Coop Dry and Clean https://www.hobbypoultry.com/sand-as-a-coop-bedding-how-to-keep-your-coop-dry-and-clean/ Sat, 23 Jun 2018 16:45:54 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=6525 There are many different kinds of bedding for the floors of backyard chicken coops, runs, and enclosures. Chickens love to walk around on the earth to scratch around and feel the real ground beneath their feet.  River sand offers these luxuries but it also helps deter insects, smells better, and can be healthier for your …

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Soil Mixture for Filling a Raised Bed Garden https://www.hobbypoultry.com/soil-mixture-filling-raised-bed-garden/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:18:14 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3608 Raised garden beds are quite popular in urban settings.  Small lots of neatly arranged gardens can produce a good amount of output if implemented properly.  Often there is a struggle to fill them with teh best soil and get the best growing results. There are many ways to fill a raised bed garden. Perhaps you …

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Golden Egg Yolks https://www.hobbypoultry.com/golden-egg-yolks/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:39:59 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3612 Influential Color in Eggs The old adage of you are what you eat makes true for poultry too.  The yolk color is often the most notable difference in eggs coloration.   The egg yolk color can be influenced to a degree by the diet of the birds.  Free-range birds that are allowed free reign across the …

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European Egg Supply Recalled For Use of Illegal Chemicals in Production https://www.hobbypoultry.com/european-egg-supply-recalled/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:49:37 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=6413 Contaminated egg recalls in Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands have retailers removing contaminated eggs from the shelves. A criminal investigation has been launched.  Testing has shown high levels of the unapproved insecticide fipronil. Organic eggs are even at the center of the now scandal. Fipronil, an illegal insecticide, was mixed with treatments used legally in the poultry …

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Meet the New Blue Egg Laying Whiting True Blue Chicken https://www.hobbypoultry.com/meet-the-new-blue-egg-laying-whiting-true-blue-chicken/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 19:03:07 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3867 The Whiting True Blue chicken is a relatively new blue egg laying breed that has become more readily available through McMurray Hatchery. The ideal would be to have blue chickens that lay blue eggs, but with the genetics of the blue gene in chicken, they will throw 25% black, 50% blue, and 25% splash. These …

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Tragedy Strikes When an Emu Runs Loose https://www.hobbypoultry.com/tragedy-strikes-when-an-emu-runs-loose/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:07:54 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3830 Tragedy Strikes When an Emu Runs Loose   It was a very sad night.  Someone came to our house after the sun went down asking if we were missing an animal. After briefly talking we figured out there was an emu loose on our road. I took the flash light and made a head start …

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Vicious Predatory Poultry Attacks Family https://www.hobbypoultry.com/vicious-predatory-poultry-attack-family/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:26:52 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3826 Every try to get the door shut to the brooder before they attack you and escape?

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Rise of Agriculture in Cities and Towns https://www.hobbypoultry.com/rise-agriculture-cities-towns/ https://www.hobbypoultry.com/rise-agriculture-cities-towns/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:17:14 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3757 Rise of Agriculture in Cities and Towns by Katelyn Huffman There has been a lifestyle change among the “Generation X” and “Millennial” population over the last decade. Many families are moving to suburban areas in hopes that their families will stay and grow in a neighborhood that allows for sustainability and convenience. Instead of world …

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Therapy Chickens for Mascha the Lemur https://www.hobbypoultry.com/therapy-chickens-mascha-lemur/ Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:27:36 +0000 http://www.hobbypoultry.com/?p=3739 Chicken Friends in the Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart German Mascha, a lemur in the Stuttgart Wilhelma zoo had become lethargic in 2012 after the loss of her partner. The pair did not have any offspring unfortunately.  The zoo made an attempt to associate Mascha with monkeys but the attempt failed.  She quit eating and became depressed.  Her health …

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