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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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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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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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Guinea fowl are often referred to as "the farmer's watch dog". These birds will alert you to everything they find unusual, and control all kinds of creepy-crawlies including ticks,...
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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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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Keep them safe Listen to this radio story (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Merrill Marxman, manager, Kankakee County (Illinois) Farmers' Market We let chickens run...
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Top chickens in the show pen need vitality and elegance to win that blue ribbon. If you want a showman's bird, you'll do well with the Modern Game fowl breed. Radio interview source:...
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If you're looking for a duck that earns its keep, try the Khaki Campbell. Khaki Campbells are easy to raise, good foragers, and lay a lot of eggs. Radio interview source: Joel Martin, Hatchery...

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