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This Week In Poultry News: Research Proves Dinosaur/Poultry Connection; Poultry Lab Gets Millions To Research Avian Flu; Bird Flu Found In Oregon; And More!

 – December 19, 2014

New Research Proves Chickens, Turkeys Closest Relatives to Dinos WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research revealed that the turkey, along with the chicken, remain the most genetically similar to their dinosaur…

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Christmas Chicken Crafts On Pinterest

 – December 19, 2014

Ready, set, craft! We found lots of great holiday ideas on Pinterest for crafty chicken owners. Whether it’s making a stocking from old chicken feed bags or an ornament with…

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Holiday Treat Garlands For Chickens

by Lisa Steele

 – December 18, 2014

‘Tis the season to string popped corn and cranberries and hang them on the trees outside for a tasty winter treat for the wild birds. While you’re at it, why not…

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Water For Your Chickens In The Winter

 – December 17, 2014

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc.  In the winter,…

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Treating Frostbite In Chickens

 – December 16, 2014

Many areas have been hit with a deep cold already this season, with temperatures below zero and wind chills much colder. It takes about 10 minutes in below freezing temperatures…

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Chicken Health Handbook Makes Great Holiday Gift

 – December 15, 2014

The Chicken Health Handbook, written by renowned poultry author Gail Damerow, is a wonderful resource for the small flock-owner. If you are looking for poultry related gifts this holiday season,…

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Chicken Humor: The Muppets And Their Classical Chickens

 – December 11, 2014

We had to show off our favorite Muppets, because, well, they’re so classy … (Yeah, right.)

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Chicken Humor: The Muppets Sing Joy To The World

 – December 11, 2014

It’s a holiday classic. “Joy To the World,” sung by the Muppet chickens. Does it get any better than this?

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

 – December 11, 2014

Here is the list of poultry shows between December 11-21, 2014. Find more shows at www.poultryshowcentral.com, and stay tuned for weekly updates at BackyardPoultrymag.com. *** December 13, 2014, Pensacola, Florida: Panhandle Poultry Club…

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This Week In Poultry News: Guinea Fowl Used In Dinosaur Study; U.S. Schools Switch To Antibiotic-Free Chicken; Perdue Penalizes Whistleblower; German Company Bans GMO Feed; And More!

 – December 11, 2014

U.S. School Districts Switch To Antibiotic-Free Chickens CHICAGO — Six of the largest U.S. school districts are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, officials said on Tuesday, pressuring the world’s top meat…

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How To Breed A Better Chicken

Video from The Livestock Conservancy

 – December 11, 2014

For beginning backyard farmers and the seasoned pro, watch as Jeannette Beranger from The Livestock Conservancy gives a how-to on breeding a better chicken and building a stonger flock.  …

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Rescuing a Baby Mourning (Collared) Dove: Part 2

 – December 10, 2014

Editor’s Note: Read part 1 of Marissa Ames’s piece on rescuing an injured bird here.   Late September, JoJo tumble from her nest with her sibling, landing hard in our…

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Winners Of The 12 Days Of Poultry

 – December 10, 2014

Here are the winners of The 12 Days Of Poultry prizes in 2014, which were valued at more than $1,500. Winners must call Kelly at 1-800-551-5691, ext 228, to claim their prize by…

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Three Ways To Tell If A Chicken Egg Is Fresh

 – December 9, 2014

How to tell if an egg is fresh or rotten may seem a silly question to you. You may even wonder why anyone would need to ask since most people…

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Day 12 Of The 12 Days Of Poultry: Randall Burkey

 – December 9, 2014

It’s the last day of The 12 Days of Poultry, where we give away a free poultry-related product every day. That’s 12 giveaways in 12 days, ranging from free coops…

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