You Won’t Believe This Chickens Talent

Chicken learning a task

I played Tic Tac Toe with a chicken, and lost. Several times. We were traveling through Cherokee, North Carolina as a kid and stopped somewhere to take a break. Of course tourist attractions were everywhere but how’s a 10 year old kid supposed to resist playing Tic Tac Toe with …

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Why are Some Chickens Skin and Fat Yellow?

Why is chicken skin yellow

Yellow Chicken Skin and Fat Color Affects Our Sensories Color plays an important part in determining what foods we find enticing and delectable to our appetite.  Our sensories can affect how healthy we see foods also.  Chicken with yellow skin is often seen as a sign of healthy food and good quality …

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Sex in the Biddy

It’s long been said that a chick has a 50/50 chance of being a cockerel or a pullet.  Most normal hatches are close to 50 percent one way or the other.  Murphy’s Law says that whatever sex you are trying for will be the lowest percentage though.  There’s not a …

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An Experience With Emus

My emus eat mostly grass, though they also have a staple ration of ratite pellets every day, and slightly more in the winter when the grass is worse. They will also eat blackberries, and anything else that takes their fancy so you have to make sure they can’t get to …

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Perfect Show Poultry Improvement

White Plymouth Rock Show

Breeding Corner with Danny Feathers Nearly perfect show poultry like this white Leghorn doesn’t come around very often , it makes you really appreciate them a lot. There’s been a lot of nice comments about it in the show poultry hobby, but there’s still room for improvement. I’ve been working a little with …

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Why Join a Breed Club?

There are many poultry clubs around the country and around the world. There are clubs for Buckeyes, Orpingtons, and just about any other kind of domesticated poultry. The question is why would someone join a poultry breed club? There are many good reasons why you should join a poultry club. …

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Hello and Welcome to Hobby Poultry Journal

Welcome to Hobby Poultry Welcome to the Hobby Poultry Journal website.  We are dedicated to bringing in depth information for the serious poultry hobbyist from feed to breeding practices.  We won’t showcase chicken kissers having a tea party complete with chicken diapers but we will get down to the nitty gritty …

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To Kill a Honey Bee

honey bee

To Kill a Honey Bee I was alarmed when I first heard about bee colonies collapsing in 2007; entire colonies of bees either dead or simply vanished. Fingers point to GMO crops, pesticides, parasitic mites, disease, etc. It’s such a dire situation apparently, Monsanto went on the offensive and publicly …

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