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When raising chickens, one of the most important decisions a backyard hobbyist must make -- besides the choice to actually raise chickens, of course -- is how the chickens will be housed. Most...
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Selling your farm-fresh eggs can be a great way to earn extra money. But before you stick a sign in the front yard, be sure you have a plan and understand the regulations. Radio interview source:...
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Ducks come in a lot of colors, but some stand out in the crowd. Blue Swedish ducks are an attractive breed with a calm personality, and would be a great addition to your flock. Radio interview...
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Eating fresh eggs is wonderful but if the shells are dirty, the eggs are unappetizing. If you don't have time to wash eggs right away, put them in the 'fridge. When it's time to clean...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Egg-laying machines Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Bud Wood, owner, McMurray Hatchery One of my favorite chicken breeds is the Rhode Island Red...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Pigeons as pets Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: John Heppner, president, National Pigeon Association Talk about being in the wrong place at the...
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No fly, spider, or mosquito stands a chance if you have Muscovy ducks. They are known for delicious eggs and meat, and their bug control ability makes them worth their weight in gold. Radio...
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Worth the effort Radio interview source: Margie Bender, Research & Technical Program Manager, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) >> If...
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Can you taste the eggs? Here's how to get started.
Choosing the right breed With spring on the way, it's a good time to start a chicken flock. If you've always wanted home-raised eggs and/or meat for your family or just some feathery pets...
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Take immediate action to correct the problem
Most hens are able to lay eggs with no problem. However, some hens develop something called a prolapsed vent, which happens after an egg is laid. The vent, or oviduct, turns inside out and hangs...

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