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HE EXHIBITION POULTRY HOBBY If you like beautiful, responsive, animals, then the world of “Exhibition Poultry” may be what you have been looking for. Poultry comes in all sizes, shapes, colors and personalities. There are nearly 400 breeds and varieties o
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Backyard Chickens - Is it Really Worth It?

In this video I discuss some of the benefits of having backyard chickens. About six months ago we decided that we were ready to buy some chickens and dive into animal husbandry in our backyard. While my wife and I had discussed this idea in the past we had always dismissed it since we live in a small suburban community. Although we are not in a big city and we do have enough room it just didn't seem like something that would fit with our lifestyle or living environment.


After all, what would the neighbors say? Don't chickens smell? How much time would be invested in cleaning and feeding the chickens? How much does it cost to feed them, heat the coop, and provide overall care? These were many of the questions that my wife and I had that made us reluctant to get into owning chickens. After having these chickens for about six months now my views and opinions have changed quite a bit. In this video I share some of my opinions about how the chickens have become a perfect fit into our family. If you have been thinking about getting into owning chickens I hope you find this encouraging! Check out the Simple Suburban Living General Store for products used in the coop construction

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The African swine fever outbreak devastating China's swine herd and spreading around Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe will greatly change the global protein economy. The U.S. poultry industry looks to benefit from this bad situation, but it is unclear how long the gain will last.
Infectious coryza affects commercial layer and broiler flocks. Learn what producers should look for and what methods of treatment may be valuable.
A Beginner's Guide to Raising Baby Chicks - Countryside NetworkWhere to Buy Baby Chicks and What to Do When They're Home Free! Five baby chicks with each feed purchase! The deal is tempting and new chicken owners rush to the feed stores for free chick days. Here's what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.
Loveland Planning Commisson to discuss pygmy goat, potbelly pig ownershipCity may decide to allow small livestock in city limits By Julia Rentsch Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 03/03/2019 01:48:12 PM MST If you go What: Loveland Planning Commission When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 Where: Loveland City Council Chambers, 500 E. Third St.
A Chicken's Digestive System: The Journey From Feed to Egg - Countryside NetworkChicken Anatomy 101: How do Chickens Digest Feed? When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There's nothing like complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at the feeder and the digestive system takes over?
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