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Common egg quality problems

Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities. So the chances are pretty...

Development of a Chicken Embryo Day by Day

This is an explanation of what is happening each day as a chicken embryo develops, complete with candling pictures. The egg I am using...

Free Range Chickens: Tips for the Garden and Backyard

Raising chickens in the garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. By having chickens in your garden, you can...

All Things Poultry – Interview with Cassandra Kirkpatrick

If you have attended one of AFAC’s backyard chicken webinars then you will most likely recognize the name Cassandra Kirkpatrick. While most regard Cassandra...

Composting Manure from Small Poultry Flocks

How Composting Works When done correctly, there are few disadvantages to composting manure from your backyard flock; however, there will be some loss of nitrogen,...

Backyard Chickens and COVID-19

Make Informed Decisions with Extension Help As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country and around the world, more and more people in...

Six Milestones of Chicken Growth Stages

Source: Purina As you get started on the journey of raising backyard chickens, it’s fun to look forward to the milestones you will celebrate with...

Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs

Mary E. Henry, Jessica M. Ryals, Alicia Halbritter, and Derek L. Barber2 Raising backyard chickens is an increasingly popular way to explore self-sufficiency, connect with...

Small Flock Poultry: Raising Healthy Birds

Many people in Ontario own small flocks of poultry, such as backyard chickens or other birds raised for meat and/or eggs, hobby birds, show/ornamental...

Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Latest Outbreak Information At A Glance Reported Cases: 938 States: 48 Hospitalizations: 151 Death: 1 Since the last update on June 24, 2020, 473 more...
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