Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Once chickens are full grown, it becomes clear which are the roosters (males) and which are the hens (females). Roosters are larger and taller in stature than hens. Roosters also crow or Cock-a-doodle-do! They act differently than hens – being…

Guineas, More Than Just Tick Control

Guineas, More Than Just Tick Control

Guinea Fowl or Guineas are very well known as tick-control birds – they seem to be the first fowl-based solution that comes to mind when someone complains about ticks. Indeed Guineas do voraciously feed on insects including ticks and many…

I want Quiet Chickens. What breed should I choose?

I want Quiet Chickens. What breed should I choose?

It is very hard to officially state that a particular breed of chicken will be the most quiet. This is mainly because quietness, or lack there of, tends to be more of an individual trait than a breed-wide trait. So…

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Now is a good time to start a poultry-related business. The popularity of poultry raising in backyards, as well as a growing concern over food quality, has opened new windows of opportunities for new businesses with poultry focuses. As the…

raising turkeys and chickens together

Can I Raise Chickens and Turkeys or Peafowl Together?

Many people will say that you cannot raise turkeys or peafowl or any game bird with chickens because of Blackhead Disease. But the truth of this statement really varies according to the land on which your birds live and your…

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