Monthly Archives: September 2010

2010 Photo Contest: Semi-finalist Poll

Update The polls are now closed, and the 2010 Chicken Photo Contest has ended.  To see the winners, visit the link below: 2010 Photo Contest Winners Too Funny for Words The poll for the “Too Funny for Words” category of … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest Winner

“That’s So Sweet” Category Results The final results are in for this category of the photo contest. The Winner Congratulations to Elizabeth Robinson! She won first place in the contest with her photo of the Buff Orpington hen and her … Continue reading

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Why Raise Ducks?

Ducks are easy to raise, and there are a number of good reasons to raise them.  According to Dave Holderread, author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, they are “one of the most versatile and useful of all domestic fowl.” … Continue reading

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The Importance of Water

It is important for your chickens and other poultry to always have access to an adequate supply of clean, fresh drinking water.  This is even more important during hot weather, when a chicken’s water requirements increase significantly. When chickens don’t … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest Update

Update: The poll is now closed. To see the winning photos, visit the link below: 2010 Photo Contest Winners Visit the link below to rate the five finalist photos in the “That’s so sweet” category of the photo contest: Finalist … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest: Finalist Slideshow for the "That’s so sweet" Category

Congratulations to the finalists in the “That’s So Sweet” category of the Chicken Photo Contest. Below is a slide show of the photos: For contest details, see: Chicken Photo Contest Details

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Information about Salmonella (Aug 2010)

This article has been updated. Please see the most recent version at: Information about Salmonella (June 2011) We have received inquiries about the recent Salmonella recall in the egg industry. To address some of the concerns we have attached 3 … Continue reading

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Chickens in the Garden: The Deep Mulch System

This is part two of a multi-part series. If you missed part one, you can read it here. A second approach for keeping chickens in your garden is the deep mulch system, described in detail in Andy Lee’s book The … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest: Finalists Poll for the That’s So Sweet Category

Update: The photo contest is now over. To see the winners, visit the link below: 2010 Photo Contest Winners We have tallied the responses to the semi-finalist poll and selected the top five entries as the finalists.  The five finalists … Continue reading

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