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Baawk! I'm going extinct! A large number of important historical breeds of chickens are in danger of being lost. Sand Hill Preservation Center is helping preserve more than just seeds, but also breeds chickens. Let's raise some of these in our backyards.

Dominique chickens are a threatened American breed on the Ark of Taste`s heritage list. If you raise them you get great feathers, eggs, meat, and you help preserve a dieing breed.

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too!

This is the website of the author of my favorite poultry book. It contains a ton of great homesteading information... It's really like an online homesteading book. In this section is his info on growing food, but there's lots more to see on other subjects too. A lot of the wisdom that he put in his book can be found in the poultry section. ~WR

Why do sprouting seeds mean happy chickens? We spill the beans!

Using Sand in the Coop | The 104 Homestead

Want to give organic chicken feed to your flock, but can't afford the high prices? Making your own is a snap. This article has a recipe that shows you how and exactly what to buy. From FrugalChicken

Natural Spring Cleaning - A piece of charcoal attached to the wall inside a coop can give your poultry access to a natural substance that will help absorb toxins and help to keep the digestive system in balance.

List of Herbs For Healthy Chickens

By Gail DamerowAn automatic door is indispensable if you’re not always there to let your chickens out in the morning and close them in at night to secure t

How to Make and Use a Killing Cone

From Seed to Feed in 8 days: Barley Fodder Sprouting Trials make sure you get barley with the hull (which i have yet to find) or as I am doing use wheat and oats


Automatic Poutlry Watering System Using Left Over Garden Drip System Pieces and Dog Water Dishes

A 1924 perspective on feeding poultry - complete with recipes for feed and scratch.

I bought this book in print recently and although I know a good bit about poultry it's teaching me a lot.

Free range chickens: Lets support this more natural and kinder way of raising poultry.

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Yellow Birch Hobby Farm: Chickens: Top Breeds for Cold Weather

Your Guide to Soaking Sprouting Whole Grains, Beans, Nuts, Seeds - Weed'em Reap

Malay Chicken - Heritage Breed - Conservation Priority List status: Threatened: Fewer than 1,000 breeding birds in the United States, with seven or fewer primary breeding flocks, and estimated global population less than 5,000.