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Backyard Chickens for City Coops

Delaware from Kathy Bonham.

Choose the Right Backyard Chickens The city has many challenges for keeping backyard chickens. Noise, space, time, and lifestyles are but a few factors to take into account for keeping backyard chickens. Chickens come in many breeds, some more suited for backyard chickens than others. Chickens come in all kinds …

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Ducks as a Backyard Poultry Flock

Why Keep Ducks Ducks provide a multitude of services to the backyard keeper. Ducks provide not only meat and eggs, but control pesky bugs, slugs, snails, and the occasional mouse. Not all ducks fly and not all breeds are loud. Ducks provide a self reliant household with many good returns. …

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Starting a Backyard Flock – Choosing Chicks

Choosing Backyard Chicks Do a little research before you buy chicks, especially if you are purchasing online. Not only do you want a variety that suits your needs, they should be able to handle the weather in your area. Here in the northeastern Pa., we look for hens that can …

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The Passing of a Good Friend.

I found out today that our friend Wayne Childress has passed away.  Wayne was very helpful in the formative times, especially, of DIYSeattle.  He was very knowledgeable and patient.  He will be missed as a valued friend and a valuable resource in the poultry community. I don’t know if he …

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The New Iowa Blue Chicken

The New Iowa Blue Breed As an early 1900’s type chicken, the Iowa Blue was created at a time when chickens were expected to do more than simply lay eggs and produce meat. In the time period starting in the middle to late 1800’s till the 1940’s and 50’s, breeds …

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