Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dark Cornish

History Cornish, originally known as Indian Game, were developed in Cornwall, England in the 1800s by Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert from the Aseel, Old English Game, and Malay.  The Dark Cornish was admitted to the Standard in 1893, and the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Chickens Run Out of Water

Your chickens need to always have access to plenty of clean, fresh drinking water.  This is especially important in hot weather when their need for water increases significantly. Problems Caused by Lack of Water

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Using Electric Poultry Netting

One of my favorite tools for containing chickens and ducks is electric poultry netting.  This type of fencing goes by several names, such as “electric poultry fence,” “electroplastic netting”, or “electric mesh netting”.

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4 Excellent Egg Recipes

Now that it’s Spring, our chickens and ducks are laying well after a bit of a break during the winter.  Sometimes, when they’re laying so well, it’s hard to come up with ideas for what to do with all the … Continue reading

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Naked Necks (Turkens)

History The exact origins of Naked Necks, or Turkens, is uncertain, but some archaeologists believe they originated in Malaysia and spread from there. The popular name, Turken, comes from the mistaken belief that it was a cross between a turkey … Continue reading

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