Housing Backyard Chickens

Before establishing a backyard chicken flock, check local laws and homeowners’ association (HOA) covenants. Raising chickens is not allowed in many urban areas. The...

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...

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,...

Egg residue considerations during the treatment of backyard poultry

Download the complete article In recent years, backyard poultry flocks have be-come increasingly popular in urban areas through-out the United States. Results of a 2010...

Small Scale Egg Handling

Download the complete article A guide to the production and sale of eggs for small-scale and free-range egg producers published as Small Scale Egg Handlingby...

Poultry in a pandemic: Getting the facts on keeping backyard flocks

Penn Vet's Sherrill Davison reminds poultry owners to collect eggs often. Eggs that sit for too long in the nest may have an increased risk...

Choosing the Best Poultry Breed for Your Small Farm

Download the complete article Deciding on your goal for raising chickens is the first step in determining which breed is best for your farm. The...

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...

Veterinarians Play Critical Role in Backyard Poultry and Livestock Welfare

Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock agriculture are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities such as Seattle, Portland, Denver and San...
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