Meat Chickens And Ducks Are Popular At The 4-H Fair

 – October 2, 2014

Meat birds, from Cornish cross chickens to Pekin ducks, were all the rage in the 4-H barn recently at my local fair in Ohio. I asked the kids about this…

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This Week In Poultry News (Oct. 1): Meet Chicken, Alaska; New Study Supports Feeding Ginger; Pakistan Modernizes … And More

 – October 1, 2014

Meet Chicken, Alaska ALASKA — Ever wonder what goes on in Chicken, Alaska? Or how the town got its name? So did a reporter from The Atlantic Monthly, who traveled…

Free Chicken Feed: Pumpkin Guts

 – October 1, 2014

It’s almost Halloween and that means it’s time to carve pumpkins! Every year I carve a chicken into mine. Are you surprised? Probably not. But what I do with the…


Poultry Internal Parasite Prevention And Treatment

 – September 29, 2014

Worms are common in chickens, although all are not created equal. Some are easy to eradicate while others may take some stronger means. The most common worm in chickens is…

Chickens Can Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

By Jen Pitino

 – September 29, 2014

  Adulthood can rob us of our younger, more carefree selves. We can become jaded by the obligations of our age. To paraphrase Jane Austen, our lives seem but a…


This Week In Poultry Shows: September 25 – October 5, 2014

 – September 25, 2014

Poultry show listings between Sept. 25 and Oct. 5, 2014. September 25-28, 2014, Deerfield, New Hampshire: Deerfield Fair; www.poultryshowcentral.com/Deerfield_Fair.html September 25-October 5, 2014, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Tulsa State Fair; www.poultryshowcentral.com/Tulsa_State_Fair.html September…


Keeping your Japanese Quail Production during their Molt and Off Season

By Alexandra Douglas
Stellar Game Birds, Poultry, Waterfowl

 – September 24, 2014

Japanese Quail are a popular species worldwide and personally my favorite. Although they come in many names, they are in fact scientifically called the Coturnix japonica. I personally call my Japanese…

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This Week In Poultry News (Sept. 24): A Cure For Red Mites, Chicken Wars In Ohio, New Diseases, And More

 – September 24, 2014

Red Mite Cure? A professor at the Moredun Research Institute announced that they are making significant progress in providing a cure for red mite infestations, a scourge that affects nearly…


Raising Red Worms As A Chicken Treat

 – September 23, 2014

It’s no secret that chickens and fowl of all kind love worms. But it’s important to note that not all worms are equal and not all worms are the easiest…


How to Give a Chicken a Bath

By Jen Pitino

 – September 22, 2014

Three-bucket chicken washing method. Photo by Jen Pitino Summer is coming to a close and now is your last chance to give your backyard birds their annual bath. Do chickens…


This Week In Poultry Shows: Sept. 18-28, 2014

 – September 17, 2014

September 18-20, 2014, Mt Hope, Ohio, Mid Ohio Alternative Animal and Bird Sale, http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/Mid_Ohio_Swap.html  September 19-21, 2014, Unity, Maine, Common Ground Country Fair, http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/Common_Ground_Country_Fair.html September 19-27, 2014, Fort Smith, Arkansas,…


Summer Is Ending At Happy Days Farm (Photos)

 – September 16, 2014

We do love summer time at Happy Days Farm, but it has been a scorcher this summer! We have seen 100 degrees many times this summer, but last winter our…

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This Week In Poultry News (Sept. 17): Poultry Producers Still Reliant On Antibiotics; Maryland Funds Manure Program; Famous Chicken Lost And Found; and more

 – September 16, 2014

Study: Large Poultry Producers Still Use Array Of Antibiotics An in-depth investigation by Reuters, published Sept. 15, confirms that the U.S. chicken industry is still reliant on a steady stream…


Time For Winter Preparations And Repairs

 – September 15, 2014

Now is the time to be thinking about winter preparations, making sure the coops are secure, parasite free and any structural damages repaired. Winter brings about its own set of woes….


This Week In Poultry Shows: September 11-21, 2014

 – September 11, 2014

Upcoming poultry shows around North America, as published in Backyard Poultry’s August/September edition, and from www.poultryshowcentral.com. September 10-21, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico State Fair, http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/New_Mexico_State_Fair.html September 12-14, 2014,…

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