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Turkey Reflections by a Stuffed Pig

Another Thanksgiving holiday season is behind us and as I continue to reflect on my many thanks, a certain feathered figure sticks out in my mind – the turkey. It started in March of this year when I put in … Continue reading

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Responsibility by Hunter Kemper

RESPONSIBILITY by Hunter Kemper For the past several years, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Exercise Your Character Event in Des Moines, IA, organized by Hy-Vee Inc. This is an event I look forward to every … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Chickens by Hunter Kemper

The past couple months have been a fun adventure with our chicks.  They’re beginning to look a lot more like chickens than the fluffy little chicks that arrived on our doorstep just 9 weeks ago.  The weather has gotten warmer … Continue reading

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Backyard Chicken Farmer – by Hunter Kemper

Backyard Chicken Farmer? If you told me a few months ago that I’d be raising chickens in my backyard, I wouldn’t have believed you.  In my backyard?  Chickens?   It all sounded a little crazy to me until I spoke with … Continue reading

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The Beginning: My Quest into a Life with Chickens

For someone who didn’t grow up on a farm or has had very little experience even visiting a farm, the practicality of owning chickens can seem like a very daunting task.  Owning chickens to some may seem as practical as … Continue reading

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Information About Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia recently asked us to distribute a brochure about Salmonella and handling of chicks and ducklings. We are glad to do this as a public service to all of our customers. If … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

With 40 years of experience raising dozens of different varieties of chickens on her family farm, Gail Damerow has skillfully compiled an easy to read, comprehensive guide for the family desiring to start their own backyard chicken raising experience as … Continue reading

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Shatter Resistant Bulbs: A Potential Danger to Your Chickens

Shatter resistant or safety coated light bulbs are a potential source for toxic fumes that can be dangerous to your chickens and other poultry. There are a number of shatter  resistant light bulbs on the market today. These include heat … Continue reading

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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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Backyard Chicken Myths, Part 2

by Andy Schneider (the Chicken Whisperer) If you missed part 1 of this article, you can read it here. Many people who oppose the keeping of backyard chickens often sound off during meetings about decreased property values if the city … Continue reading

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