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Raise Muscovies for pest control, meat, and eggs
Muscovy ducks have become popular animals to have on a small farm. People enjoy their lean, nutritious meat that is comparable in taste to sirloin steak. Muscovy ducks are prolific egg layers,...
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Feathers are great insulation from the cold but no help in the hot summer
When my family was raising chickens, we made sure they had a lot of water to drink and plenty of shade to help prevent heat stress.   Sheila Purdum is a poultry specialist at the University...
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Our backyard coop contest was very successful and we loved all the creative coops that were entered. Here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners who all received a supply of feed from Nutrena Feeds.
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Adding a run to your coop gives extra space for exercise, protects chickens from predators, and provides shade from the sun. We hope these coops will inspire you to build or add on to your run.
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Nesting boxes and roosts are an important part of a well-designed coop. Here are a few examples to help you with your interior designs.
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These coops are sure to give you some great inspiration for building your own.
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Readers have designed and built some very interesting chicken coops using original designs and recycled materials. These creative and clever coops are surely one of a kind.
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Say goodbye to your weed problems
When your backyard geese aren’t lazily floating around in the pond, put them to work. Geese can help you get rid of pesky grasses and weeds in fields, pastures, and orchards. Chinese geese are...
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The heat is hard on everyone, including your animals. They rely on you to help them stay cool when temperatures rise.
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A bird with many benefits
Guinea fowl are like watchdogs. Whenever anything – a car, person, or animal  – comes down the lane, they’ll probably make a racket. But, you’ll love them because Guinea...

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